Philippians 3:13 “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,”
Brethern, it is mighty hard to run forward in a race looking backwards. As our gaze is what guides us, where we the runner hold our head is key to posture. i.e. we must be positioned for the promise. So “glance backward, look heavenward, reach outward, press onward.” – Thomas Monson
Acts 16:29-31 “The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved — you and your household.‘”
One’s suffering can lead to another’s salvation; and one’s faith can cover an entire household. One life is all it takes, my brethern. We can’t lose the faith in God, today, because someone else’s faith is dependent upon it.
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Sharpening is the influence to lift others upward and onward in this Christian journey. It is the conversations that have the capacity to make our brethern strong. Not being able to control the individual, does not necessarily mean that we can’t still have influence. Nay, stop underestimating the influence of you today. For “you don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential.” -Scott Adams ;)
2 Peter 3:3-4 “Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, ‘Where is this ‘coming’ He promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.‘”
People may mock and attack, in disbelief of God’s promise, as THEY see no changes. But trust that progress is being made, my brethern, for that very skepticism is confirmation that it is coming.
Deuteronomy 7:19 “You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the Lord your God brought you out. The Lord your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear.”
God has already proven His almighty power through your own Egypt experience. Surely, He can perform these same miracles and more. Ain’t no need to worry, my brethern, about the consistency of God. For even in the midst of the chaos, He’s still in control. ;)
1 Corinthians 13:12 “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
The lens remains dim until God is fully in its view. No the revelation isn’t small, my brethern, our view is just out of focus. All that fuzzy vision really needs, today, is our vigilant faith. Yes, hold on to the portion till the eye fully sees. Surely it’ll come to pass for you but it won’t be because we fully know, it’ll be because we’re fully known by God.
Matthew 16:15 “‘But what about you?’ He asked. ‘Who do you say I am?‘”
Christ isn’t concerned with what they say, my brethern, who do you say that Christ is today? Cause they say will say that Christ is everything but who He truly is. So why then do we put our stock in the heresay? We don’t want to find ourselves in crises, Simon Peter, not knowing for ourself that Christ IS the true Messiah. Nay, they say is irrelevant. The blessing only comes by what is revealed to YOU.