Gleaning Life’s Nuggets for Rebuilding Yourself. Monday January 7, 2019
Topic: Pursuing the Goal- “Keep going Forward”
Scriptures: Philippians 3:12-16; Luke 19:41-44.
Memory store: Luke 9:62. EasyEnglish “A man that ploughs a field must continue to look in front of him” replied Jesus. If he looks behind him, he cannot plough well. You are like a man that wants to look behind him. People like that cannot show other people how God really rules.
First, Let me say compliments of the season to everyone. I also welcome you wholeheartedly and joyously to 2019 “our year of Understanding God’s Time of Visitation”. Our more than able faithful Father preserved you and I as He did not allow 2018 to swallow us up like it did others who probably were better, stronger, wiser and even fitter than you and me. Could you please pause here and read these texts Ecclesiastes 9:11; Amos 2:14-16 and Romans 9:15-16. So God in His mercies brought us into this New year to continue our ploughing. Apostle Paul rightly counselled in this first edition from Philippians 3: 12 . It’s not that I have already reached this goal or have already become perfect. But I keep pursuing it, hoping somehow to embrace it just as I have been embraced by the Messiah Jesus.
13 Brothers, I do not consider myself to have embraced it yet. But this one thing I do: Forgetting what lies behind (letting GO to those things which are PAST) and straining (STRETCHING) forward to what lies ahead,
14 I keep PURSUING the GOAL to win the prize of God’s heavenly call in the Messiah Jesus.
15 Therefore, those of us who are MATURE should THINK this way. And if you think differently about anything, God will show you how to think.
16 However, we should live up to what we have achieved so far
I pray for you not to look back this year like Mrs. Lot did when she looked behind despite God’s warning and turned into a pillar of salt without reaching her goal. Therefore, kindly stay away from SIN and LAY ASIDE (PUT AWAY; GET RID OFF) any and EVERY WEIGHT that might hinder you from running fit and well in 2019. Hebrews 12:1.
Apostle Friday Idawor
(Grace & Mercy Assembly) Ikorodu-Lagos, Nigeria