Pressing On Blog

Philippians 3:12-14

“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 reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”


The Dry Bones Promise

A promise is an assurance of faithfulness, looking toward the future. We receive some promises moment by moment and other promises span generations. On the one hand, Moses’ final words to the children of Israel spoke of a “real-time” trust in God. "The Lord is the one...

Giving God Permission to Work

One of the most inaccurately quoted scriptures in the Bible is found in the eighth chapter of Paul’s Letter to the Romans. It’s misrepresented on bumper stickers; it’s crocheted into wall hangings. Worst of all, it’s mumbled as an empty condolence to those who are...

Making the Choice to Rejoice

We can never be so busy as to forget to rejoice in God. Very early in my Christian walk, I embraced the ministry of prayer with an over-developed sense of personal responsibility. By that, I mean that God had to wrench every burden from my hands. Perhaps taking my cue...

God’s Wisdom and the Solomon Truth

David learned it, meditating as he watched his father’s flocks. Job experienced it through the things he suffered. Solomon received it as a gift because he prized it above riches and honor. Wisdom begins with the fear of God and is an impartation that comes only from...

Recognizing the Time of God’s Visitation

The idea that an omnipresent God has specific times of interaction with His creation might seem foreign, but it’s scriptural. A visitation from God can be a fearsome thing, as described in Jeremiah 8:12, as “a time of punishment.” Likewise, God’s visitation can be an...

7 Ways to Know the Shepherd’s Voice

  In nomadic cultures, it’s common for flocks of sheep to intermingle. When it comes time for the herds to separate, a shepherd need only call his flock and his sheep immediately follow. For all the benefits of modernization, we’ve lost a window to some of the...