Life is like this scene along the Wenatchee River—shrouded in fog. I am often unable to see clearly to know what lies ahead. The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Christians at Philippi, encourages us to to move forward not letting our past sins and fears bind us and prevent our advance.
“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,…” Phil. 3:13
So I made my own list of the things I need to forget:
Past sins and failures that have been forgiven.
Past ugliness and pain.
Fear that I don’t have what it takes to keep going.
Trouble is to forget I need to replace my fears with something that encourages, and clears the fog of uncertainty as I move forward. This is why I also need to remember:
Jesus Christ died for my sins, and now I am new in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Jesus loves me and is my faithful shepherd. (John 10:11)
God is building me up in Jesus to do good things. (Ephesians 2:10)
Nothing can separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:39)
When you can’t see ahead moving forward depends on what you let your mind dwell upon. (Phil. 4:8)
Love this picture and your word picture as always. Hope you are doing fine with your haircuts, ha!! No, not fear you don’t have what it takes to keep going…indeed, you do what what that takes as it was told in the Scriptures you shared. We had fun company this past weekend and it was so nice to be together with family. We saw more of B&K than we have for months!! My surgery will be next Monday the 31st. Guess I’ll hop on my broom stick and fly through with good colors. I’m anxious to get this done!! Yes, Cunningham will be me the honors. I’m missing you…