Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Press Toward the Mark in 2013

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Paul said in Phillippians 3:13-14, "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

I don't know about you, but 2012 was a particularly rough one for me. I really had to spend a lot of quality time with the Lord, sometimes just being still, reading the Word and praying for guidance. Even though it was rough, tough really, I thank God for all His wonderful blessings upon my life. He kept me, and my family, from dangers seen and unseen, and I am grateful. He kept a roof over our heads, and food on our plates, and I am glad about it!

Now that 2013 is here, I intend to "declutter," and let go of some things, and set some goals in order to receive all that God has for me in this new year. What New Year's resolutions have you made? Will you pray more in 2013?...control your temper?...be more socialable?...get a degree?...get involved in a Bible study group? Will you share your faith and tell more people about the God you serve? Setting goals for the new year is one way of demonstrating your faith in God. After all, faith without works is dead (James 2:17).

Paul says we ought to let go of some things in order to press toward spiritual goals in our lives. What are you letting go of from 2012? Is it bitterness, resentment, anger, jealousy, envy? We should let go of those things. Negativity blocks us from receiving all that God has for us.
 
Scripture tells us God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20). Scripture tells us he that has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).  So, set those goals and make those resolutions to become better, stronger, and wiser in the Lord! And pray not just for "good" ideas, but for "God" ideas. Being on God's agenda in 2013 ought to be our number one priority, and any goals, ideas, or resolutions inspired by the Holy Ghost are guaranteed not return void. We would love to hear from you? Post one or two of your New Year's resolutions as you press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called you!

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!
Jesus Saves Ministries

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!



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