Philippians 3:7-16 –
But whatever things were gain to me,
those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
More than that, I count all things to be loss
in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
and may be found in Him,
not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law,
but that which is through faith in Christ,
the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection
AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERINGS,
being conformed to His death;
in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect,
but I press on so that I may lay hold of that
for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet;
but one thing I do:
FORGETTING WHAT LIES BEHIND
AND READING FORWARD TO WHAT LIES AHEAD,
I PRESS ON TOWARD THE GOAL FOR THE PRIZE
OF THE UPWARD CALL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude;
and if in anything you have a different attitude,
God will reveal that also to you;
however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained.
Oh my brothers and sisters in Christ. Do you have those days where you feel like you have reached the point where it’s “JUST TAKE ME HOME JESUS . . . I HAVE HAD IT HERE!!!”
Umm, yep, I thought so . . . . Just about EVERYBODY who is reading this post right now has had “one of those days.”
Some days it’s: GRRRRRRR!!!
Some days it’s: “Cry me a river” as the grief hits so hard you can’t breathe because the snot is running out of your nose (yes, I just said “snot”).
I know If I don’t regroup and focus on the LORD JESUS . . . YAHSHUA and HIS Kingdom that WILL be set up after His return, I can head into pity party land, which sinks into depression and despair.
One of the PRODUCTIVE things we can do and I choose to do, when those “grief moments” hit . . Is to turn that into intercession for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ, for no matter what we are enduring. . . THEY are facing more than we can imagine, in the comfort of our “Western World”, at least for now. BUT even our European brothers and sisters are feeling the ramp up of the persecution. IT’S GOING TO BE GLOBAL . . So yes, make those grief moments “intercession opportunities”.
I really like the post my brother James (JCSouthwest) did today, that goes with what I’m sharing here with you: Thank You LORD – A Test of Faith
SO, Let’s “KEEP OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE” . . . The LORD JESUS and HIS KINGDOM . . . Our TRUE LIFE.
PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS WORSHIP SONG:
RESPECTFUL COMMENTS are most welcome in my “virtual home”, here on this blog, where the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Hebrew name is Yahshua, is lifted up and the TRUTH is being told.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL IN MY VIRTUAL HOME . . . YOU ARE A GUEST HERE. . .
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PLEASE TAKE ALL OF THESE POSTS TO THE LORD IN PRAYER FOR HIS CONFIRMATION.
I don’t need to hear why you don’t believe what I share. I’ll tell you again, to take these posts to the LORD in prayer. I won’t engage in debate. . . time is too short. . . I’m too weary and it’s a WASTE of time!!!
If you have honest questions, yes. . . Or not quite sure, that’s absolutely understandable, some of this stuff is difficult for me too, so I must seek the LORD for confirmation and FULL TRUTH, just like you.
If it’s to bring the “you are wrong” comments. . .no. . . Those won’t be posted, Nor will the comments of Mockers & scoffers, those with hateful comments, and those who bring discord. . . .
POOF!!! There They go . . . Comments Bye-bye to the trash!!!!
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