Shining Moments

Jul 8, 2013

Glancing back

pressing forward

Like the constant moving of the tide along my favorite beach.

Glancing back in order to learn

and grow

Cherishing those tender relationships that meant so much

but are now gone. Heroes of the faith whose very memory cheer us on.

Yes, glancing back to those times where we sensed the breath of His Presence

and the thrill of His Care in an unforgettable way.

But it isn’t always that way. No, feelings come and go

but our faith stands secure in the Unchanging One.

Glancing back remembering times of failure and loss and pain

like minor keys in the symphony of our life

grateful that Our Composer writes the score with a swelling theme of victory.

Always pressing forward like the incoming tide.

Surrendering more and more to His Will.

Wash over my life Holy Spirit and take control of all.

Pressing forward to new challenges – the Spirit taking possession of areas of our lives

we hadn’t even realized in the past.

Peace at last.

Glancing back and pressing forward.

Resisting the urge to remain at status quo

because even that is a myth

granting us permission to do nothing while gradually becoming numb to life.

Pressing forward with the wind in our face.

Pressing forward

seizing the day. Running the race that is before us.

Splash over us, O Lord, and consume us with your Power

Focusing on that City that is before us.

Glancing back for only a second while pressing forward with all our strength.

Will you join with me and run the race that is before us today?

The time is now.



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