by Pam Finlay
Acrylic on Paper
No advance can be made without Him. To gain ground we use God's word and that is when He opens things up to us. Time spent in His word is advancing us on our spiritual journey. We're picking up speed and pressing forward to the goal.
Paul explains this in the scripture in Philippians 3:14
I press on toward the goal to win (supreme and heavenly) prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward (AMP)
To lose it all is gain.
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege( the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him(of perceiving and recognising and understanding Him more fully and clearly). For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One)(AMP)
Consider everything loss compared to knowing Jesus. Leave the past behind and reach for those things that are still ahead of you. Focus and pursue the goal of the heavenly call of God. You're on His winning side.
Blessings and love,