Moving Forward in the New Year

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:8-14

This is New Year’s day.  It marks the beginning of a new year.  Thinking about a new year is a wonderful thing.  2015 is a blank slate – clean and ready for us do with it all that we can and will.  I always like to think of these verses to start a new year.  We need to forget some things that are behind and we need to press forward to things that are in front of us.  We need to let go of our failures and successes from previous years and strive toward new successes in this year.

Happy New Year to all who may read this and may the coming year bring you closer to our Lord Jesus Christ!

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