Pressing On!


13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  -Philippians 3:13-14

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. -Corrie Ten Boom

Seventeenth-century hymnist Paul Gerhardt penned the following hymn to celebrate the New Year: 

Above all else, Lord, send us Thy Spirit to attend us.  Within our hearts abiding, To heaven our footsteps guiding.  All this Thy hand bestoweth, Thou Life, whence our life floweth.  To all Thy name confessing, Grant, Lord, Thy New Year’s blessing. 

God is all knowing and able to direct our steps so we can press forward confidently–even when the future is uncertain.  Since we are assured of His constant presence and help every day throughout the year, we should embrace the New Year–and each day–with a spirit of perseverance and confidence in our Heavenly Father. 

Father, I want to begin this year–and each day of the year–by seeking Your guidance.  Show me the plans You have for my life.  Amen.

*Inspired Faith

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    • Thank you so much Tom, and God bless you. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to know someone is blessed by God’s using me. It’s always confirmation to find out! I hope you have a beautiful day in Christ Jesus today, and always…. Be blessed!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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