I praise the Lord Jesus for each of you and you are always in my prayers. More than anything, I pray that you have been blessed by the Lord's daily messages. I always say, the Lord's message because I wait for Him to give me the scriptures and messages by studying the Word.
(Philippians 3:13-15), Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and strainig toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
The Apostle Paul wrote this letter while he was in prison. In the first part of the scripture, Paul is basically stating that He is not perfect. In Paul's past life, he was a tax collector and a murdered, yet God used him to minister to others. Paul had repented from his past behavior and became one of Jesus Christ disciples. He states that he is forgetting about his past sins and pushing towards what is ahead of him. You can never go forward if you are still looking at your past and still not working towards getting to heaven. Paul's goal of a Christian is to be with the Lord Jesus in heaven. That is what he works towards in his daily activities. In the latter part of the scriptures, Paul is saying that if Christians are in disagreement over the scriptures don't get upset with each other, stay on course and God will give you the knowledge the scriptures. Then Paul is saying that we should live up to to knowledge that you already have. You are not ignorant to the things that God desires of you in order to walk in His plans for your life.
Woman of God, if you are a Christian your main goal should be to seek the Lord God daily so that you will get your reward in heaven. Your reward in heaven is a crown of glory. Your daily life and behavior should be striveing towards your higher calling which is to live in eternity with Jesus Christ in heaven. All of your past sins are forgotten by the Lord, so you should forget what is behind you. If you are trying to make up for your past behavior, it cannot be done. Forget your sins that are in the past and keep aiming forward towards Christ Jesus.
Share with others that don't in darkness about the love of Christ. There are a numerous of people that are in need for you to minister to them about the Lord's compassion, mercy and grace that He has towards them. If you think that you have to earn the Lord's love, you are wasting precious time by looking at your past sins, which God has forgotten. You cannot earn God's love, it is given freely to those of us that have proclaimed that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and Christ has died for the sins of the world. Meaning that just because you are a minister God doesn't love you more than the persons sitting in the pews, the homeless people that you pass by everyday or a person that is dealing with addiction. Everyone should know that God's love is unconditionally. He loves you in spite of your sinful nature. God hates sin, but He will always love the sinner, if you repent and pray for forgiveness. Your goal as as Christian is to press towards heaven where you will receive your crown. The Lord God knows that you are not perfect, yet if you are in His perfect will; you will receive your reward in heaven. Praise God, Amen!
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