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.