Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Reaching Forward

"Forgetting those things which are behind & reaching forward to those things which are ahead" Philippians 3:13

As always in January, many people like to make "New Year's Resolutions". Often these including trying something new or leaving behind something old. Myself, for a number of years I've wanted to learn to kayak!! So, once again, it is my 'resolution' for January, maybe this is the year that I will fit it into my warm weather schedule. I also made a goal to try & blog here every day, even something short. It will help me develop my creative writing skills & help me connect with those of you who read my blog.

2006 was a year FULL of blessings that I almost feel sad to leave it behind. However, I can only anticipate 2007 might be as good, if not better & that gives me some excitement of something to look forward to!

Did you make any resolutions for 2007? What were they? Get into shape? Eat more healthy? Stop smoking? Start exercising? Learn something new? Work less? Play more? For some of us, its hard to leave things in the past whether or not its an unhealthy habit, a sinful lifestyle or a painful memory. But looking forward is what we need to do.

My prayer for you in this new year is the strength to leave behind those things & reach forward to the good things...

"forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. " Philippians 3:13-14


  1. Hi,
    You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing God's word in such a wonderful and accessible way. May God's rich blessings be on you and yours this year.

    (I came by via Dave's blog). By the way, do you take your own photos? The photo in the previous post for Isaiah 1: 18 was so striking and perfect for the verse.

  2. It's good to know that, if God can forgive and forget our mistakes of last year then we should have no reason to hold on to them either. You are right when you say "move forward."

  3. I don't make resolutions anymore, at New Years - for some odd reason I've found I am most likely to keep to a resolution made at any other time of the year? Perhaps its because New Years, for me, always felt like a 'fad' time to make one... somehow I didn't feel it was a serious thing... I do have some resolutions for my near future... make sure I share with you? I can't wait to hear about your kayaking ... want me to snap pics as you flip upsdide down? (giggle!)