Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One Thing I Do

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, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)

The Christian life is one of constantly moving forward. Jesus demonstrated this by His fierce determination to glorify His Father and finish the work He was given. He knew His earthly life would end tragically on the Cross of Calvary; yet, nothing could deter Him, even for a moment. His was a life of moving on in the will of God. The same must be true of us.

Every encounter, every conversation, every activity, and every moment of rest in our Lord's earthly life was ordained by God, that all righteousness might be fulfilled and nothing left undone - "It is finished!" Jesus refused to be weighed down or distracted by things going on around Him. People would come and go, love Him or hate Him, bless Him or slander Him, fall at His feet or spit in His face, praise Him or plot against Him, follow Him or abandon Him, and it mattered not one bit. Not because He did not care, but because He cared so greatly; and that deep concern for man’s state caused Him to focus on the Atonement, and nothing else. The same must be true of all who draw near to Jesus today. Let us forget everything behind us, joyfully focus on Jesus, and follow closely wherever He leads.

Let's Pray - Dear Lord, help me to move forward in my walk with You. I am willing to let every relationship and activity fall to the wayside, so that I might pursue You with all my heart and mind. In Jesus, amen.


  1. Yes for sure..anything in me that's not willing to move forward Lord..You will bring it forth out of me.
    Because you love me and you died for those very things just for me to be free..
    Bless Your Holy name Jesus

  2. Yes...Yes!!!! May His will be completely done and I yield willingly in the process to Him doing however HE wills to finish making me whole. NOT LOOKING BACK....BUT MOVING FORWARD. I am in need of HIM...of His grace as I walk thru/in my brokeniness. I have been chosen...separated unto the Gospel of God. So be be it.

  3. Let me not be distracted Jesus with the things going on around me! Help me to keep my eyes focused on you and everything I do let it be unto you! In Jesus name!!

  4. Lord, help me keep my eyes and heart on You today.