Dear Brothers & Sisters
How is the memorization going for each of you? Are you breathing heavily yet? I find that these verses are easier for me to memorize because they are more familiar. Do you find that to be the case? For some reason, I couldn’t sleep last night and I find it so handy to be able to review the chapters that I’ve learned. After reviewing them, I was still wide awake and I felt led to pray for you. In fact, I devised a plan for us to meet, pray and learn about each other, but I’ll maybe spring it on you another time.
Verses 10 & 11 are life verses for me. What really struck me this week was that we press on to understand these concepts and make them our own because Jesus has already made us His own. He already owns us- our names are in His book and so as we strive to understand all that we have in Jesus and even if we fail to ever fully understand it, we are already His. This life is just trying to grasp all that we have in Him. With all of the noise and hate in this world, there is a quiet place where we are in His arms - He already owns us. What a blessed place to be!
The following verses for the week ahead underscores what I mentioned above. I am so privileged to be in this with you. As I see it, we are more than memorizing the same verses. God’s Words are resonating the same Truths to each of us. We are all being taught the same truths at the same time which makes it a unique fellowship. I know that you have dropped out for the season @Aradhana_Priya_Mehta but you are still tied in with us. Thank you all for keeping up the good fight.
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
Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Philippians 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
Philippians 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (NKJV)
May each of us see something differently because these verses will have given us new insights into God’s heavenly plan.