January 9 – Today’s thought – Pressing On

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Good Morning

Philippians 3:13-14
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Seventeenth-century hymnist Paul Gerhardt penned the following hymn
to celebrate the New Year:

Above all else, Lord,
send us Thy Spirit to attend us,
With in our hearts abiding,
To heaven our footsteps guiding,
All this Thy had bestoweth,
Thou Life, whence our life floweth.
To all Thy name confessing
Grant, Lord, Thy New Year’s blessing.

God is all knowing and able to direct our steps
so we can press forward confidently–
even when the future is uncertain.
Since we are assured of HIs constant presence
and help every day throughout the year,
we should embrace the New Year–
and each day–
with a spirit of perseverance
and confidence in our Heavenly Father.
~~from A Daybood of Grace

Look forward . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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  1. Lovely, and have a joyous, productive 2014. 🙂

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