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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Move Forward to God


Philippians 3: 12-14

“12 Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Christianity is not easy.  We struggle to live up to the example of Christ.  Each time we step off the path of righteousness, the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, and we have a sense of not being worthy.  

In this scripture, Paul tells us to move forward, resting in the assurance that Christ has made us his own.  We are loved even when we sin.  We are children of God, even if we are not perfect.  This is the reason Christ came.  This is the reason for his sacrifice on the cross.  

Move forward to the arms of God.


May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier


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