SPRING FORTH NOW 2022
Circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless. But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:5-11 (NIV)
The very new we all are looking for in the transformation of our present circumstances into that which will bring us life and life more abundantly is not new to God. God has already provided and established that which is the outcome of our pressing toward our higher calling, His intent for our lives. The process of our pressing is the process of our discovering, the uncovering of God, including His presence, power, and promises seen and experienced as real in our lives. Therefore, God who has established our new invites us into a co-creator relationship with Him where we bring our lived experiences; the deposits along our life’s journey of what we have come to understand as truth as well as our own desires, to bear for His glory. God invites you to join Him by taking a step back from your circumstances to Breathe: New Life, which allows you to see and seize God’s opportunities with new mercies available to you to come up higher, the place where All Things Have Become New.