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DAY 24 SUNDAY: JANUARY 2021

MOVE FORWARD IN THE LORD IN LIFE!

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).

As a Christian, you should always desire to move forward in the Lord in life. You should never be contented with your present state spiritually in life. God expects you to grow in every area of your life. You should not be static but be dynamic in life. In the opening text, the Bible says that I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God indeed wants him to always move forward in life. It is the duty of a Christian to desire pressing toward the goal for the prize in life. Hence, the life that moves forward in the Lord is absolutely the life that greatly overcomes and remains victorious in life forever.

In fact for you to move forward in the Lord, you need to desire the Word of God and meditate in it daily in life. The Word of God is very vital and essential for your physical and spiritual growths in the Lord in life. When you give room for the Rhema of God, your life will be totally transformed and renewed. That is why the Bible says in 1 Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” Therefore, the sincere and pure milk of the Word of God is more than enough for both physical and spiritual growths in life. God’s Word is absolutely the divine weapon for man’s growth and spiritual development in life forever.

Anyone who wants to move forward in the Lord should learn to forget the past in life. You should never think of your past glory, but looking ahead of your greater glory in Christ Jesus in life. That is the reason why Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13 thus, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.” In fact, for a Christian to experience moving forward in the Lord, he sincerely needs to leave the past behind him by pressing forward for the upward goal in life. The life that indeed presses toward the goal for the upward prize in life is absolutely the life that will surely move forward no matter the circumstances of life forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian should desire to move forward in the Lord by constant meditation on God’s Word and pressing forward for the upward goal in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me (Philippians 3:12).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Father! My Father! I receive Your grace to move forward in every area of my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of backwardness in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Romans 12:10-12; Philippians 3:7-14.       RBT: EXODUS 28-31