The Upward Call

25 Mar

The Upward Call…

Believers and airplanes… what do they have in common? Airplanes are unique among all transportation. You can stop a horse, you can stop a car, and all of them will simply stop and stay there.

But if you try to stop a plane in mid-air, the plane will descend and crash. Further a horse can back up, a car can back up, but a plane can’t. So for a plane, there’s no backing up, and there’s no standing still. So it is for a believer. Other people can back up, but you can’t.

Your walk in God has no provision for backing up. That’s why, when you start going backwards you’re so miserable. Maybe your walk isn’t going anywhere and hasn’t been going anywhere for a while.

Don’t let it crash. Turn on your spiritual engines and start moving forward. For Paul wrote, ‘But this I do, forgetting what lies behind, and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

You, my friend, are like an airplane. Press on, press on, press on, and you’ll find yourself flying in the heavenliest.

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-15

Think of a way to move a step forward in the Lord today – and go forward (especially in an area where you may have been slipping backward)

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


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