WORDS OF INSPIRATION – SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.
Philippians 3:13-14 (New Living Translation)
13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not [yet] achieved [perfection], but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
The Christian life is one of positive movement toward a glorious future. We look forward to a day when we will lack nothing spiritually, emotionally, physically, or otherwise. Yet now, we are far from perfect. God is working to bring us to a place of maturity and strong Christian character. However, there is always further progress to be made, so Paul declares emphatically: “I have not yet achieved perfection, but I am pressing on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Paul describes his spiritual journey (and that of all believers) as a race for a heavenly prize. The race requires focus. The race requires forgetting the past. And the race requires forging ahead in the strength that the Lord provides.
In this video, Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. explores the Apostle Paul’s timeless words and encourages you to renew your commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and to move forward into the great things that God has for your future. Like Paul, you will need to pursue with passion the heavenly prize, but it will be a life journey that will yield an eternal reward of joy, peace, and fulfillment in the presence of the Triune God forever. For more content from Dr. Graves, visit the “Quick Links” section at the bottom of this post.
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