Php 3:13-14 KJV  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  (14)  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

As another year comes to an end, a new one springs forth.  This time of the year is often full of reflection and expectation for what lies ahead.  There is still one thing that we all must make sure that we don’t do – dwell too long on the past experiences with God.

We should never simply dwell on our past relationship with God and expect things to stay the same.  That would be like spending time with your children when they were 5 and neglecting to do so since then.  By age 15, the child will faintly remember what you did with them at 5.

Is your relationship with God becoming a distant memory?  Are you holding to how you use to worship instead of growing closer to Him today?  Has your praise and worship life become a rerun?  Are your prayers stale repetitions of fiery prayers long gone?  

Stop looking back at how it use to be and press into His presence today for a new experience with God.

Scriptures to focus on this week:  Philippians 3:12-14; Isa. 43:18-21; Psalm 96