Heart to Heart

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead”
Philippians 3:13b

By Kingston Tong.

Thank God, 2020 is over! We want to forget our cancelled vacation trips, limited family gathers, limited indoor and outdoor dining, and virtual worship services and meetings. We want to press on with our 2021 upgraded vacation plans, bigger and better family gatherings, enjoying a monthly dining at our favorite restaurants, and greet each other with a warm hug in the house of the Lord. There is much we want to forget and to move on with our lives. I know that I do, do you?

Before we begin to implement our new plans, let us not forget the lessons the Lord has been trying to teach us in 2020? Was it gratitude? In everything give thanks for this God’s will for us. Was it being more still before the Lord and hearing the Spirit’s voice? Was it taking better care of our bodies because His Spirit dwells in us? Was it a character development? What the Lord was teaching you in 2020? Don’t ignore the working of God in your life. If we didn’t learn our lesson from 2020, there is a high probability that we will have to learn them again! Forgetting doesn’t mean being forgetful of our spiritual lesson that the Lord was trying to teach us! Don’t forget spiritual lessons.

To be honest, I want to press on with my travel plans, but there is something even more pressing than that. God has something for me to do for Him in 2021 and He has something for you to do for Him. The Apostle Paul is pressing onward with the calling of God in his life. Are we pressing onward with our spiritual maturity in Christ? Are we pressing onward with our spiritual service to God this year? Let’s make spiritual plans before we make our physical plans. This way we will not have any regrets at the end of 2021. Let’s share our spiritual plans with each other so that can encourage others onward for Jesus Christ. Are you ready? Let’s press onward for the Lord.