Thursday, October 14, 2004

Who I Am

Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, 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, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

What better way to start my blog than my favorite verse--the verse that stirs every part of my soul and encourages me as I daily strive to "press on"! I love this verse not only because me souls thrills to hear it, but also because of the deep truth it contains. This verse reminds me of the very reason I'm here, of the core of my existence, which is taking hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me...for living every day to His glory.

I also love this verse because of the words in it. Words are very important to me and part of the reason I started this blog. I love finding the right word...the word that perfectly encapsulates all I want to say. And this verse found some of those "right" words: straining, forgetting, obtained, take hold, and, most importantly to me, press on. So many times I have to remind myself of the truths this verse contains, and I sum it up in those two words.

There's so much more to who I am, but I'm going to leave it at that, the reason I get out of bed in the morning, the reason I am still on this earth, and even the reason I started this blog: Pressing On.


Anonymous said...

Keep pressing on Jill. However! Do not ever try to carry-on in your own strength--it gets us nowhere. The verse says, of course, "I can do all things through HIM who strengthens me."

By God's grace and love, Caleb

Anonymous said...

Pressing On? Sounds like a Country Music song. Dork.

Jillian said...

Why Budda, didn't you know that I love country music and I AM a dork...and not ashamed of the fact?

Anonymous said...

How bout now!?


Anonymous said...

Pressing On is a song by Reliant K, and I think you guys should just shut up and get over it.


Jake n' Cheezer

Anonymous said...

Hello my gorgeous and intelligent Jill!!!!!
How are you?!!
I miss you so much. Rachel and I are so sad that you are gone and can't hang out with us over spring break! Never go to Mexico again...just kidding! We've both dicided that you cannot go to Masters either...were not kidding! We think you will have a much better education at WCC rather than Masters. If you'd like a change in schools than you can go to the Tech. Possibly Western...though it would be best if you stayed at WCC. We are both much wiser and know best so please take our will thank us later. That is all for now.

Rachel and Brittney

PS We love you!(Jill you need to teach Brittney how to type)

Anonymous said...

Jill!! You know I can type!!
(Just not very fast or accurate...but who cares about that?? Not me!! :)
Well, better go entertain Rachel.