“The Upward Call in Christ Jesus” 4/19/2022 Written by Dawn Ivey for “Drawing closer to Christ”

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Written by  Dawn Ivey for “Drawing closer to Christ”  @  https://drawingclosertochrist.com

Original post @ https://drawingclosertochrist.com/2022/04/11/the-upward-call-in-jesus/

 

The Upward Call in Christ Jesus

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APRIL 11, 2022 ~ DAWN

 

 

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV,  “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, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

There have been times in my life, I have thought about the past and wished I could do certain things over again. However, during those moments, I had to remind myself that God is faithful to forgive and that His plans are perfect.

I am sure we have all learned many valuable lessons from our past. With those many lessons have come both positive and negative experiences. Regardless of our past, Paul is encouraging us to keep moving forward.

We cannot allow our past experiences to hinder us from doing what we need to do, now or in the future. Our past is part of our story, and our story can be used by God to help others. He knows our stories from beginning to end. We have to trust God to work all things, good and bad, together for good in our lives (Romans 8:28).

Every day, God is calling you upward in Christ Jesus, so keep pressing toward the goal!

P.S. (from bruce)  When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

You say you are a “born again” believer…  BUT  is your soul ON FIRE for the Lord ??  If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/

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Written by  Dawn Ivey for “Drawing closer to Christ”  @  https://drawingclosertochrist.com

Original post @ https://drawingclosertochrist.com/2022/04/11/the-upward-call-in-jesus/

 

The Upward Call in Christ Jesus

Photo by: Pixabay

APRIL 11, 2022 ~ DAWN

 

 

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV,  “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, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

There have been times in my life, I have thought about the past and wished I could do certain things over again. However, during those moments, I had to remind myself that God is faithful to forgive and that His plans are perfect.

I am sure we have all learned many valuable lessons from our past. With those many lessons have come both positive and negative experiences. Regardless of our past, Paul is encouraging us to keep moving forward.

We cannot allow our past experiences to hinder us from doing what we need to do, now or in the future. Our past is part of our story, and our story can be used by God to help others. He knows our stories from beginning to end. We have to trust God to work all things, good and bad, together for good in our lives (Romans 8:28).

Every day, God is calling you upward in Christ Jesus, so keep pressing toward the goal!

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P.S. (from bruce)  When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

You say you are a “born again” believer…  BUT  is your soul ON FIRE for the Lord ??  If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/

Picture credit: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS832US832&sxsrf=APq-WBuokaRtIXxrABliRMBse24EtibDTA:1650298772766&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=image+Philippians+3:14&fir=rL8tvL02bnVTQM%252CmxG3BIbEdBPfwM%252C_%253Bzt0LpO4phAauVM%252ClN0EMTqcRdXupM%252C_%253BJf_MOvT-oCa8HM%252CjlYJTxLc7Lh4fM%252C_%253BcA54GmUTt7vbvM%252CbLg-Ho1uczCt-M%252C_%253B7AI5MLJAD-RplM%252C-C3fadlw4kgdfM%252C_%253BBfAN5Nftme1HFM%252ClN0EMTqcRdXupM%252C_%253BVXLSmOdFCf1oUM%252CyHu2o9SaOe-SrM%252C_%253Bi69sa-RRk1mRzM%252CeHiK0UorePbBdM%252C_%253BZFNMuW8jDB1K1M%252C5sb1RalCt1QMlM%252C_%253BU6GCr4TrogH25M%252CmxG3BIbEdBPfwM%252C_%253BpDd55JXZjMrFwM%252C_OwC5jnyPc37NM%252C_%253Bx3znVHusWVoD3M%252C8Cxg7aKNGqcp6M%252C_%253B3vYiKoJbiFb30M%252CvPvnTfArtX4f4M%252C_%253Bjpv_ZGcm9MDjGM%252C4CjiSFsgg17bHM%252C_%253BPBOHd9Jz2C2wOM%252CxtnAcMRQtEd3vM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kRNKuvJSJh7PzlRReuFDWgpsxp58A&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiW0f6Agp73AhWFdd8KHR7lBlUQ7Al6BAgCEDI&biw=1456&bih=894&dpr=1#imgrc=i1F6bf61B74JNM

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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