Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Moving On

We have heard it many times - forgetting the past and moving on - it is even Biblical. I believe the verse is Philippians 3:13 "forgetting the past but looking forward to what lies ahead".
I am not sure, but, for me, the past I want to forget I do forget once I've confessed them - those things that I did not do right and are now forgiven.
The good of the past, I really don't want to forget - in fact, I want to bring it with me to what lies ahead - hopefully learning something that will benefit the future.
Like love - I never want to forget the love I have received - and will bring that love into the future to love others as I have been loved.
The next verse reads "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
Moving on - pressing toward - looking forward -
It all means taking a step in the right direction - and it is active - we do need to put our "oomph" (I checked - it is a word:) into it!
God bless each of us to take the next step forward - in the right direction - toward the prize - a high calling of Our Lord, Christ Jesus.
Enjoy stepping toward His calling on your life :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

They call it Good Friday - yet, reliving what Jesus went through for my sin feels anything but good. I understand that the good is describing what He accomplished for us - and that is indescribably good! But, I am always more at peace later in the day - when I know his suffering would be over.
Thank you, Jesus, for all you went through to free us from sin - to grant us a place in heaven with you forever - to give us peace in our lives as we walk this earth.
Gratitude - eternally, I will sing praise and give thanksgiving to Our Lord for loving us so much that He gave His only Son.
What an awesome God we serve. What amazing love.
Looking forward to celebrating Jesus' Resurrection - and, like Mary in the garden on Easter morning, may we continue to search for more of Him - with gratitude :)
For Jesus' Glory, Mary