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“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.” Philippians 3:13-l4. I came across this poem that I had written. I may have shared it on here before, but felt the Lord wanted me to use it today. Do not Look Back Sometimes we are tempted to look back on the failures of yesterday. To agonize over mistakes, we have made and the…

“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.” Philippians 3:13-14 One of the main causes of traffic accidents is distracted driving, especially by people using cell phones to text or talk. Several years ago, while traveling on a major highway, we kept passing and then being passed by a car, driven by a man with a newspaper spread out on his steering…

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. (Psalm 119:37, ESV) Peter turned to watch the wind churn big waves. Lot’s wife looked back to see her city in flames. David peered across rooftops and found momentary pleasure. Eve looked on the fruit and saw it was good. All of these well-known characters had the same difficulty that we often face. Keeping our eyes on Jesus. Peter turned his eyes to the problems in front of him. Lot’s wife mourned what she left behind. David coveted what he didn’t have and Eve was filled…