The “High” Way to Heaven-August’s WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour!

Thanks so much for coming back to join me for more of our WOW and a coffee break. Let’s get back to this word search that led to our words of wisdom to live by for August (Philippians 3:14-I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.)

So we dug some truths out about the climb in life; now let’s dig for some truths about the word press: to pursue without hostilitySTOP! Wow, to pursue without hostility is a mouthful and while hostility may seem a bit strong for what I’m trying to convey, let me just say with conviction that complaining leads to hostility! Ouch! Oh, thank You, Father, for the truths hidden in Your Word that when found, have the power to transform!

Press also means to follow, follow after, for example, follow righteousness; follow humility, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness and self-control. I can’t help but believe that the more we press into and follow after the things of God, the deeper our transformation in our journey upward on our way to the prize of life eternal!

I’m getting this analogy of the Olympics and the lighting of the torch, so let me see if I can put it into words: While the torch lighting is not the most exciting thing to happen during the Olympic Games, the visual representation signifying the start of the games is one that always sends chills to the viewers. Each of the Olympians has trained long and hard and their journey began long before they lit the torch and yet, the lighting ceremony is the goal toward the prize – a possible gold medal.

Our goal as believers is to commit to the climb; the prize for the believer is the place of victory. Victory is when Christ has become the center of his/her life, not a peripheral place; and the upward call is when Abba brings us to Him through Jesus, at the end of our race, journey, game, life, whatever you want to call our time on this earth!

So while life is hard, and often seems to a never-ending climb, again I must say I’d rather be climbing on the highway of heaven than falling backwards into the pit! I pray that these words come alive in your life!

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Pressing upward,

Evinda

 

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One Response to “The “High” Way to Heaven-August’s WOW-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Excellent! I used your “climb” interpetation last night as I spoke with a beloved friend. It provided a new way of looking at what we all deal with on a daily basis. There is always hope in Jesus if we just hold on to the hem of his garment I know he pulls us along on our trip up to his goal.