But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen. –Philippians 4:18-20
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. — 1 John 2:27-28
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. — 1 Corinthians 13:12
God most high and holy
To You I send my praise
You are all I need Lord
Each and every day.
You are my strength and refuge
My courage in the race
Help me, Lord, to press on
Until I see Your face.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 3:14
Running the race of life for Jesus is fulfilling our individual call of God on our lives. Pressing on is moving forward — conditioning ourselves for the run by practicing the Word of God, by keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, serving Him everyday in word and deed.
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, (Hebrews 6:1) Imagine a child just learning to walk. They try and try and try again pressing on toward the goal of reaching their parent’s outstretched arms. Can you imagine God holding out His outstretched arms encouraging you to press on to the prize that awaits you? The prize of perfect, undefiled, eternal fellowship with God in heaven. He is there ready to pick us up when we fall. Persevere to the end of the race. Press on to cross the finish line.
If you are not growing in your faith you are out of the race. How is your walk (or should I say run) going? Are you pressing on? Are you practicing the Word of God daily? Are you spending time with Jesus every day? Do the things you say and do bring glory to God? Keep your eye on the goal.
Continually seeking Him,
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:1-2
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.