Looking at the New Year

Looking at the New Year

As we face a new year, we are challenged with these three words:  Purpose, Attitude, and Motivation.

Paul’s entire purpose is stated in Philippians 3:10 – his all consuming desire was “that I may know Him.”  For us this year we need to look deeper and let our desire be more personal than ever before , in a way that brings glory to God.

Attitude is extremely important, it determines our actions.  Philippians 3:8 talks about win or to gain Christ, vs 10 says “that I may know Him,” and vs 12 states he was making it his hearts desire to grasp what is important.  Forget what is behind, reach forward to what lies ahead, press forward!  If you listen to the news, or even to some people, you can become overwhelmed!  Look to Jesus Christ instead!

Run your race with a purpose, and with a Godly attitude.  Look at your motivation.  Vs 14 says “I press.”  Press to the maximum, like when every muscle you have is straining.  Focus on the goal, for the prize of the upward calling of Christ Jesus.

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