Taking advantage of opportunities

I look back with a great deal of regret over wasted years and opportunities in my life. But Paul says that the only way to move forward is to put the past behind and focus on what is ahead: “Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14, NET). Forgetting the past means that I accept God’s forgiveness and grace; however, it does not mean that I overlook the lessons learned from those years. I hope to make the most of every opportunity God gives me now because of my regret over those missed in the past. 

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Why does Bible Study feel more like a chore?

We may have given an excuse one time or the other for not studying the Bible. In some instances, we may have declared that the Bible is not an interesting book to read, especially with the occasional awkward words such as ‘keepeth’, ‘thee’, ‘ye’, ‘dwellest’ etc. This is no longer a tenable excuse, as there are several simpler and modern versions that are readily available and free online too!

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