Philippians 3:12-14, I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it,d but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (NLT)
Father God in Heaven, You Are Perfect and Holy in all Your ways. For every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Your Son, Jesus Christ is Lord. Now let Thy will be done in my life today. Lord, You know my past. You know the issues that have bruised my heart, and caused me pain. And as I seek to reach for perfection in You, I pray that You encourage my heart so that I do not fall – that I might be courageous to walk by faith in the perfection that You have called me to in Christ Jesus. Speak the word and I will listen to hear Your voice. Let Your heavenly angels sing a song that my soul might rejoice and my spirit may receive great strength. For my desire is to bless Your Holy Name with all that is within me. And so by faith, I humble myself to do Your will, and to obey Your word. By faith, today I choose to let go of the things in my past that have brought me pain, and I press forward, looking to Christ, Who is able to heal all who are broken hearted, Who is the Author and Finisher of my faith. Because I know You are able to finish the work that You started in me, although I may not look perfect right now, my trust and my hope is that You are able to use everything I’m going through to perfect everything that is concerning me. Thank You God for giving me the courage to get back up again. Thank You Heavenly Father for giving me the strength to stand. And now I praise and magnify Your Name Oh God. For only You are able to keep me from falling, and to present me faultless before the presence of Your glory, with exceeding joy. You Are The Only Wise God our Savior. All the glory and all the honor belongs to You, Our God Jehovah. For Your Kingdom reigns forever and ever. And Your love for me is unfailing. Thank You Heavenly Father for all these blessings in Jesus’ name. Amen.
-Pastor Mike Reed/UVCF Church
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