Highway forwardToday’s Word: ‘FORWARD’ as in… direction, movement, possibility, as in… onward toward all of the opportunities that await us this day.

I never want to coast, I never want to arrive at the end of the day and look back and wonder how I got there. I want to navigate it, drive it, direct it, bring something to it, invest something in it, pull something out of it in order to create some blessing in someone else’s life.

It seems to me that part of experiencing lives that thrive means being purposeful about greeting the beginning of the day, appreciating the gift that it is, and then making the most of it.

Someone once said that the reason why your windshield is bigger than your rearview mirror is that where you’re headed is much more important than what you left behind. So let’s move on, let’s move forward.

Rascal Flatts who once reminded us that life is a highway, but long before a guy named Rascal sang that, a guy named Paul, an early follower of Jesus said, ‘Let’s be well on our way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for us. Let’s keep our eyes on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. Let’s be off and running; let’s not turn back.’

And then, not so long ago, a singer, songwriter named Matt Redman took that idea and gave us this remarkable lyric: “The sun comes up / It’s a new day dawning / It’s time to sing your song again / Whatever may pass / And whatever lies before me / Let me be singing / When the evening comes.

However we look at it, this day is full of potential. Let’s move forward!


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