This morning's status update was a phase from page 9: "This life is far too important not to embrace it with absolutely every ounce of enthusiasm we can muster."
I believe that thought is a good word for Monday morning! It's the beginning of a new week, many of us were refreshed with a dynamic worship experience over the weekend, and now it's time to put our life where are words are (our money where our mouth is), step up, and live as if we mean it... because God most certainly does.
Here's the supporting scripture, from Philippians 3:14. "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus."
The question is this: "What does pressing on look like for me this morning, today, this week?" Is pressing on an act of religious ritual? I don't think so. Pressing on is an act of commitment to The Way, the way of Jesus.
I'll be referring to our life of faith as "The Way" a lot in this blog. In the early days of the church, believers were know as "Followers of The Way." I like that concept a lot, because it moves us away from practiced religiosity and toward being disciples of Jesus.
Enjoy this new day, this new week, this opportunity to live as if we mean it.
Last week in Virginia, a man included the following phrase in his prayer: "Thank you for this day, Lord, a day we've never had before and that we'll never see again..."
Amen - DEREK