Phil. 3:13 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,
14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
This journey of christianity that we travel, perfection cant be attained in these corruptable bodies. We can live out these truths and shine at times for Christ. However, if we are to do so, Paul puts it simply, this I do: 1st. not allowing the past sins to gain leverage on my present commitment to Jesus. They are washed away! 2nd. Im to reach forward with all I am, all I have, all I know of the Lord and His Holy Word. To walk as He walked. To experience all His glorious truths for and about my life in Him. 3rd. Im to run this race to win! Im all in. He has had my heart since 1996. He attained my heart. I, in the struggle with my flesh, will spend the rest of my life seeking to attain Him, His goodnesses, His graces, His mercies! Its been a wonderful race thus far.