Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Phillipians



Philippians 3:12


…But one thing I do: 

Forgetting what lies behind and 

pressing toward what lies ahead.  

I press on toward the goal 

to win the prize for which 

God has called me heavenward 

in Christ Jesus.

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God in Sandals

36 comments:

  1. I studied theology, our course was Acts and St. Paul's letters. And despite his misogynistic image, I've always been a follower.

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    1. St. Paul was a man of his times and its view of women. He still held women in respect for their work in the church.

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  2. Philipians 4:13 has been my mantra lately. Thankfully I've got that peace that keeps me calm. :)

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    1. there are chapters in Philipians that I have "taken up camp"in, for the support those verses gave me.

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    2. I'm 'camping' a bit here too. Always grateful for the ones I know and kicking my own rear that I don't spend enough time learning more because they really are helpful (always, but especially when you need them).

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  3. Hey Susan,

    Bless you and total respect in your beliefs. Have a peaceful weekend, dear lady.

    Gary :)

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    1. Good to see your name, Gary. Thanks for your comments...I always smile.

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    1. I personally have spent too much time looking back with regrets and guilt. This verse is a reminder to look forward.

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  5. Great quote. I love that book. There is much to be gleaned in it.

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  6. Memories can be comforting. Good quote, though. Untethered Realms / MPax

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  7. Moving ever forward as we should. Thanks for sharing, Susan.

    Untethered Realms

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Forward is the only way to move.

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  8. it is never good to only look back, we must look forward so we can grow

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    1. Something like the path we have chosen or has chosen us.

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    1. It reminds me that things I have done in the past are back there, and that I must always go forward.

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  10. Thanks for the reminder to always look forward.

    Julie

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  11. Phillipians is a Bible book??
    I never knew that.

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    1. Phillipians is a letter written to the church in Pillipi, by Paul as he was imprisioned. His letters, meant to encourage the new churches, also became part of the Bible.

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  12. So beautiful. The word of God truly holds the key to all problems.

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    1. Knowing that makes bearing problems much easier, as God carries the load.

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  13. Keep your face to the sunshine and embrace life with optimism.

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    1. Look forward to the light, and ignore/forget the darkness behind...Yes!

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  14. So often, forgetting what lies behind is the hardest thing to do,

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    1. So very very true. The past is like a haunting ghost.

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  15. Amen!! Philippians a favorite book of mine :)

    betty

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