As you start your day, I hear the Spirit of the Lord say, “Rise up into all you can be in me, stop seeing yourself as mediocre or mundane. Stop thinking that today is just another day! This is the day I have made, and my plans and purposes for you are already planned and purposed. So will you choose today (and each and every day) to stand in who I say you are and who I’ve called you to be? You are mine and you can do ALL things through me! I am calling you up this day to see things from my perspective. The question is – are you willing to put away the former things and walk in my ‘now’?”
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob. And He who formed you, O Israel, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name. You are mine.”
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.