Looking at the past is not something many feel comfortable with but I find it very helpful to see where I followed and listened well and if anything was left undone. Thankfully it is filled with encouraging words.
I thought often of the verse “Forgetting what is behind…” and wonder why Lord do you have me reviewing this?
I’m almost finished and ready to “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me…”
Philippians 3 Message version says it well –
And that’s about it, friends. Be glad in God! I don’t mind repeating what I have written in earlier letters, and I hope you don’t mind hearing it again. Better safe than sorry—so here goes.
Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances—knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this off by our own efforts, and we know it….So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.