Thursday, February 7, 2013

Press On

(nope, not talking about fake nails today lol)

It's funny how in my own prayer time and Jim's little devotional that he goes through every morning, we've heard the same messages..uncanny how different verses, but reinforcing the message that God's got this all under control!

During my fasting in January, I read through Daniel (if you haven't, amazing life breathing faith in times of trouble).  After that I went back through Exodus, feeling like we were in the midst of our own desert journey, and God didn't let me down!   Today, I picked it back up and surprise, surprise...just what I needed for today ;)

Israel was on the way to the promised land, but God did not lead them on the shortest route...he took them around the Philistines because he knew that the people would loose heart and turn back.  

So, when the direct path isn't open, Trust..Follow...Remember that God sees the whole picture from beginning to end.  Only he can see what you need to be led around!  

My goal today is to wipe off this funk ' press on and press through.

Philipians 3:14 
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.  I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Fight the good fight!  Take hold of the life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

The devil may be a roaring lion, but I am standing behind the ultimate lion my eye on the prize and I'm not backing down!   I may have been knocked down, but I'm not out!

Putting on my Rocky Face today...Eye of the Tiger all of the way baby!

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

When you look at the story of the desert wandering, it really is fascinating how God pounds us down to raise us up.