Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pressing On


I wonder if anyone else needs to hear these words as much as I did this morning. They are from a little devotional book that a dear friend gave me recently. A life-line.

“Your God is your maker. He is your defender. And He is mighty to save. Yes, He is not only mighty to save from sin, but He is mighty to save from despair, from sorrow, from disappointment, from regret, from remorse, from self-castigation, and from the hot, blinding tears of rebellion against fateful circumstances. He can save you from yourself, and He loves you when you find it hard to love yourself.

Let His peace flow in you like a river, carrying away all the poison of painful memories, and bringing to you a fresh, clear stream of pure life and restoring thoughts.

This is not the end. Press on. The goal line is out ahead…”

(from Come Away, My Beloved, by Frances J. Roberts)

Those beautiful words reminded me of these:

 “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: 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 3:12-14)


You are loved.

5 comments:

Cheri said...

"Therefore, He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."
Hebrews 7:25

There is great comfort in the word "uttermost." It means completely and perfectly which must include what I need saving from the most-myself!

I read a quote the other day, maybe in B. Manning's "The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus" (which is so timely in my life right now and so amazing)that said "we live our lives to become who we already are."

Pressing on together . . .your friend.

Julie Ralph said...

Thank you for this. Just what I needed. I prayed this morning that God would reveal himself to me today...I love how He uses modern technology to do so!

Anonymous said...

Hey Margery! How did the closing/cleanout go? Praying for ya!
-Blair

Karen said...

Kim, I read this on a friend FB page and I have "adopted" it;
"When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." Erma Bombeck

Thank you for sharing your talents...keep it up!
Love you,
Karen

Karen said...

Kim,
I found this on a friend's FB page and have adopted it for my own:
"When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'." Erma Bombeck

Thank you for sharing your uplifting gifted talent of expression that moves us all!

Love,
Karen