Monday, May 5, 2008

Making some changes...

to my blog and to my heart. For the first and most obvious change, which you probably noticed if you have ever been here before, whadayathink? Do you like the new blog-look?

As to the latter change, a heart change, I hope it will be as equally evident in my life. Forgive me for being so mopey about my life and certain circumstances that drag me down. I only have this to say: I am blessed beyond measure because my Lord willingly took my punishment, creating a bridge between my sinful self and the righteousness of God. Without His blessed gift of redemption and salvation, I would have reason to mope and be upset, but praise God, I have found joy, meaning and purpose in Him.

With the knowledge of his saving grace, though, I will keep my "eye on the prize," pressing onward to that which he has called me to.

"But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 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." ~Phillippians 3:7-14

1 comment:

Tony and Joy Rancatore said...

I love the new look, Lauren!!