Happy New Month dear people! It’s the third month of the year already! The month of March. The month was ushered in with a heavy downpour overnight. Like you might have guessed, it was a tug of war to get out of bed. Lol *covers face* Thank God for the relief after all the unnecessary doses of Vitamin D and sun tans we got in the last couple of weeks. *whew*
Away from all the small talk. I do pray that this blesses you. Enjoy!
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 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.
Philippians 3:12-14 NKJV
There’s been a tug in my heart for a while now. A call to a deeper level with God…to come up higher. I’ve been excited to see that God has said the same thing to quite a number of other believers as well.
As I prayed and meditated on my own personal theme for this month, the phrase that came to my heart was “March on… Press on!”
The Bible likens our relationship with God to a marriage. This is the highest and most intimate level of relationship. I attended a couples dinner recently and I was challenged by the intimacy that was shared by a particular couple. A game was played and each contestant was to give a personal answer as well as answer for their spouse. This couple did not only answer all questions correctly both ways, they also answered with similar phrases. Their minds were so much in sync that they thought, wrote and spoke alike!
It’s very easy to admire intimate relationships and even aspire to have them. But truth be told… Are we ready to pay the price? Like my B-side brethren would say, “no be beans”.
Lots of times we feel the tug and nudge to come up higher and move to a deeper level of intimacy with God. But you’re like that boy you once had a crush on who never asked you out cause he was scared of commitment. Or you’re just plain stuck on the last high. My brother, my sister, forget the past and press on! Let’s dig deeper.
Yes, a part of us must die and be crucified if this will happen. I don’t know about you, but I’ll rather lose myself so that the real me can be found in Him. The me He knew before I was formed in my mother’s womb. Besides, I am nothing without Him, that much is certain…
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP