Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.
But one thing I do:
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the goal
to win the prize for which God
has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 3:13-14

I haven’t arrived.

God is yet doing a new thing. Yesterdays are filled with victories and defeats, but I am called to forget what is behind and reach toward what is yet ahead. In Hebrews 12:1,2 (and elsewhere) I am called to shake off anything that hinders…even the “good” things, the victory medals, the praises and accolades…and also to shake off the sin that entangles–all the “failures.” I am called to press on, to push forward, to go further still, deeper yet.

God has called me heavenward.

GOD has called me heavenward.
This is about I AM…YAHWEH, the KING of the universe….GOD…

God HAS called me heavenward.
He HAS done it. I don’t need to wait for a maybe thing. It is DONE.

God has CALLED me heavenward.
He has issued a CALL. I have heard it. I am responding to that call.

God has called ME heavenward.
It is not for me to worry about others–God will do HIS job and I am to do mine. It is ALL about him, but he has invited me…ME! Amazing!

God has called me HEAVENWARD!!!
This isn’t about this earth, about this life. It is about HIM and about HEAVEN. Colossians 3:1-4 challenges me *because* of what God HAS done to set my mind on things above, not on earthly things. To set my HEART on things above…His call is Heavenward, my life is to be lived with Heaven in view!

Onward I go…

***If you haven’t done it yet, PLEASE…make your way to iTunes and download Lincoln Brewster’s new song, “Today is the Day.” This is my theme song right now. Yesterday, in a pit of discouragement, I played that song and God literally used it to pull me up out of my pit…

Here are some of the words, so you can see what I mean!

Today Is the Day
© Lincoln Brewster

I’m casting my cares aside
I’m leaving my past behind
I’m setting my heart and mind on You Jesus
I’m reaching my hand to Yours
Believing there’s so much more
Knowing that all You have in store for me is good
Today is the day
You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
Today is the Day!