Daily Archives: October 9, 2010

1 Kings 12, Psalm 94, Ezekiel 42, Philippians 3

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010…a day I wish I could do-over.

Expectations not fulfilled, followed by disappointment. Disobedience, followed by disappointment in my own parental reaction. Tears from children and mom. Busy schedule causing a stressed attitude. Dragged out bedtimes, followed by harried preparation for the next day. Repentance. Lessons learned. Blessings counted.

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“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.”

Philippians 3:13b & 14 NIV

Thank you Jesus for winning the prize already. Thank you for Your merciful forgiveness time and time again. Thank you for continuing to call me heavenward towards Your righteousness and glory.

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“I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

Philippians 3:12b

“I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes fromĀ  God is is by faith.”

I want to know Christ….”

Philippians 3:8 – 10a

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So, thanks be to Jesus, that He can take a terrible day and make it into a learning lesson and an opportunity to turn and run towards Him with arms wide open. Nothing that I have to offer, but only humbling taking what He has freely given me.

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“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables Him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.”

Philippians 3:20 & 21

Come quickly Lord Jesus!

– Beckie (look2thehills)

 

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