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. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 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 3:10-14)

We don’t need a form of God, but the personal God with all “…his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 1:19-20) You see, to move forward in life, we don’t use our own power, but His Spirit. “…’Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” (Zechariah 4:6) The past is never where we left it. But it is God’s power that will cancel the past.

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Study of Philippians - Living a Life of Contentment

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