Move forward with Jesus – Prayer for August 14. Christians can learn from the past, but we are not bound to the things we have done. Instead of being chained by our past mistakes, we can move forward, knowing that we carry Christ’s forgiveness. Our life is the gradual, lifelong path of becoming more and more like Jesus. Such is the aim that we should set before us.
Bible Verse for Today
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13)
We are neither nor can expect to become perfect before our death. But if we always look back to the mistakes we have made, we will never move forward on our way to the Kingdom of God. Apostle Paul says us to live by an important principle: keeping our attention on the goal in front of us. We cannot always look back and at the same time still focus on the goal ahead. We should not look back on our past steps and mistakes but concentrate on improving each step of our future journey. Only in following Jesus we can reach the goal of being with Christ.
We need to have a clear direction and to make some simple things every day to become more like Jesus and to become closer to the Kingdom of God. Our place in eternity is secure from the moment we trust in Christ, but it takes time to see our actions and attitudes change to be like his. Christian’s focus ought to be purely on Christ and nothing else. Follow Jesus – love, pray, do good works, and your life will change soon.
Move Forward with Jesus Prayer for Today
God, I know that I am weak and so often fail. Lord, I want to become more and more like Jesus. My God, I promise to keep trying and never give up. I want to reach the Kingdom of God and will do my best. My Lord I know that I can’t to anything without your help. So please, Lord, help me on my way and delight me with the great things that you can do in my life. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.