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The Rugby World Cup has descended upon New Zealand. Last night travelling on the bus home, we saw thousands of Tongan Rugby Fans arriving at Western Springs not too watch a game, but just a practice for the Tongan Rugby Team. Paul uses the metaphor of being in a race on at least two occasions I can think of, in this Passage we see him prepared to be forward looking, pressing on toward the goal, focussed on the prize, forgetting what is behind. Hopefully the All Blacks will be doing the same, forget ’91,’95,’99,’03,’07 press onto the goal of winning in 2011!

Having said this I wonder if we display as much passion for our Journey with God as we do for watching, for desiring for our team to win the World Cup? This meditation may aid some reflection on what next in your spiritual journey.

Philippians 3 vs. 12-14 – Pressing On Toward The Goal

 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 laid hold for me

I know that I have much to learn, I need to sit at the feet of God’s Son

To comprehend what it is he has laid hold for me, to understand and see

I need to seek the Lord with all I am, and in life make him number one

For he is who I seek, I am not perfect, far from it, I can’t like him sinless be

Yet with his helper the Spirit I can seek to do his will, to in him press on

Looking to Christ seeking his face, holding in to all he has planned for me


Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but one thing I do

Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward

There is so much more I need to understand, at times life’s a zoo

It becomes so busy, that I lose sight of God time with him goes overboard

I am far from perfect, yet God loves me unconditionally even when I feel blue

He calls me to be one with him, to seek his face, and to move forward

Forgetting those things which are behind, seeking healing, pushing thru

For he knows his plans for me, his voice saying Christian soldier onward!


To those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal

Of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus

I desire to march forward in time with him, with all my soul

For I have the hope that one day in heaven I’ll be with Jesus

Until that day I desire to serve and grow in him whatever the role

Nothing the world can offer compares to being one with Jesus


Mark Maffey, January 2006©




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