So I managed to get a free swim ticket for the local pool for a whole week so have decided to try to go everyday for swim + steam room too....tee hee ! Yesterday, just after I arrived, a scripture popped into my head (as they do!) which I haven't considered for some time. It was this...
Phil 3:13-14 "...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"
Of course I can't literally 'forget what is behind' (I wouldn't want to - there's loads of very happy memories there, as well as the more recent sad ones!).
My 'Bible Speaks Today' commentary says this about the passage....
Forgetting what is behind "...is the sort of dwelling on the past that hinders our present effort and our future progress. We do well to gently remind ourselves that a bereavement can sometimes make Christians live in the past.....by contrast, the progressing Christian must cultivate a concentrated forward look to where the goal lies. This requires determination - straining forward...pressing on"
The goal and prize is "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived - the things that God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Cor 2:9)
So, today and tomorrow I will press on..... (in the swimming as well!!)