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Press On

It’s so tempting to get in the habit of looking back more than you look ahead. Today’s devotional by Rebecca McInnis, reposted from Charisma magazine, encourages us to keep our gaze forward. Don’t let the past rob you of your blessings for today.

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As I was preparing for work one morning, I dropped a hand mirror, and it went crashing to the floor. The pieces were everywhere. When I stooped down to pick them up, the phrase “seven years” immediately went through my head.
Now, I’m not a person who believes in luck, good or bad. The phrase probably came to mind because it’s one I’ve heard all my life—”seven years of bad luck.” But instead of finishing it, I heard a still small voice say, “Don’t look back,” then “Press read more

source: Charisma magazine

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Forward!

Today’s devotional reminds us to keep going forward and “reach forward to what lies ahead…” Phil 3:12-13

 

“The Australian Coat of Arms depicts a very insightful image – one that I hold dear, since I was born and raised in Australia.

There are two animals portrayed holding up a shield – the Red Kangaroo and the Emu. They were chosen not only because they are indigenous to Australia, but also because they were created to move forward.

The Emu, a large, non-flying bird slightly smaller than its cousin the Ostrich, is known for its speed, covering as much as nine feet in a single step when running full throttle. It is the only bird with calf muscles, much like a human has; nonetheless, it can’t walk backward. It can only move forward.

The Red Kangaroo, like all kangaroos, moves with a hopping motion called saltation, which literally means “to leap.” They push off with both of their large feet simultaneously and use their tails for balance. The combination of their muscular legs, big feet and tails helps the kangaroos move forward effectively. But again, they can only move forward, not backward.

In the same way, I believe God designed you – another marvel of creation – to move forward. Forward-bound, never stepping back, not even looking back!”

Press on … look ahead … forget what lies behind … REACH FORWARD to what lies ahead (see Philippians 3:12-13 NKJV).

(c) 2017 Christine Caine christinecaine.com