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Week 47 Day 2
goals raise all kinds of images for us
the athlete and performance
the businessman and growth
the teacher and learning
the worker and skill
the doctor and healing
an individual and self development
without a goal we are
prisoners of our passions
slaves of our sentiments
in moving toward the goal discipline is imperative
we cannot do everything that we would like to do
we cannot do anything just because it is interesting
deciding becomes deliberate
choosing becomes crucial
one cannot follow all roads
one must pick one at the exclusion of the others
the goal of the apostle Paul was to be like the Lord
to know and abide in him
to do the things Jesus did
the apostle confessed his own imperfections
but he was pressing on toward the goal
forgetting what lay behind
straining forward to what lay ahead
even good things have to be delayed
so that the best can be achieved
The power of Christ's resurrection;
the "fellowship" of his suffering.
Philippians 3 & 4
1Finally, rejoice in the Lord. 2Beware of evil workers,
beware of the mutilation! 3For we are the circumcision, who
worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no
confidence in the flesh. 4 If anyone may have confidence in
the flesh, I more so: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the
stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the
Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6concerning zeal,
persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which
is in the law, blameless.
7What things were gain to me, these I have counted loss
for Christ, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
9to be found in Him, having my righteousness which is from
God through faith; 10that I may know Him and the power
of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings.
12 I press on to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has
laid hold of me. 13Forgetting the things which are behind
and reaching forward to things which are ahead, 14 I press
toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of Jesus.
17Follow my example. 18Many are enemies of the cross:
19whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly and glory
in their shame--who set their mind on earthy things. 20Our
citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly wait for the Savior.
1My beloved, my joy and crown, stand fast in the Lord.
4Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice! 5Let
your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7And
the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8Whatever things are true and noble, whatever things are
just and pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are
of good report, if there is any virtue or anything praiseworthy--
meditate on these things. 9The things you learned and saw in
me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
11 I have learned to be content; 12 I know how to be abased,
and how to abound, to be full and to be hungry. 13 I can do
all things through Christ who strengthens me.
19And my God shall supply all your need according to His
riches in glory. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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