Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump and twist in the road…
That’s my sign off for every blog post. I took it from my thoughts on Philippians 3:13-14.
Paul’s message was, all things are rubbish (his past life with all his Jewish credentials and noble Roman citizenship, along his present life), in comparison to an intimate relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Paul set everything in life aside to do it, chase after Jesus. And it is because of this surrendered journey to live and serve Christ that he was a man content in all circumstances.
Chasing Jesus with abandon gave Paul an eternal perspective on all things. He could see the bigger picture. God’s picture and his small part. Even as intimate of a relationship he had with Jesus he admits he was still not at the place he wanted to be. “…I do not consider myself to have yet taken hold of it…but straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal…”
We are to press on toward that same goal and when we do we will also gain an eternal perspective. And it’s in this pursuit of relationship with Jesus where we’ll find our bad circumstances are only temporary annoyances, freedom is spelled s.u.r.r.e.n.d.e.r and there actually is joy in the journey.
Look for the third part of the seven part blog series, Freedom is Found in the Heart of Surrender, on Friday. I’ll have a mother giveaway!