Scripture for the week of March 11, 2023
By JoBeth Kested
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, 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. Ephesians 3:13-14
Are you tired of carry around the heavy baggage of some old disappointments, regrets and sorrows? Wouldn’t it be nice to let go of the weights that keep holding us back and tripping us up? This scripture in Ephesians encourages us to focus on the prize of all God has given us in Jesus that is already within our reach. We must let go of one rung on a ladder in order to reach for the next to climb higher or like a flying acrobat must let go of one swing reaching forward to grab the bar of the next one to swing ahead. We can reach for the Lord’s hand to guide us forward toward a renewed joy and hope in His salvation, goodness and provision. So, letting go of all that old baggage, let’s press toward the high calling and promise of abundant life (John 10:10) that is ours in Christ Jesus. Thank You, God!