Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Never Stop Growing

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Cole2

(my precious grandson Cole Dillon)

Paul writes: “I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But…I press on toward the goal” (vs.13-14). It’s inspiring when a leader shares with us his successes. But sometimes we’re helped more when he shares with us his struggles.

The truth is, young or old, we must never stop growing.  We are all faced with challenges each day.  Let’s continue to be real as we are learning  what God has called us to be.

I sure have a long way to go, but I know the direction in which I’m headed!

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33 comments:

Lynn said...

The Lord is with you right now, lifting you up, giving you strength! Always praying!
Isaiah 40:27-31 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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vunhome said...

Very inspiring verse. Blessings!

JesuLalaine said...

this is a great reminder for me.. to press on...

I so love the photo..you've got an adorable grandson.

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Jenifer said...

What a precious little man!!!! May we never give up in the race of life as we press on toward to goal of meeting our Savior face-to-face.

Blessings,
Jenifer

Tammy said...

What a great reminder and cute little guy! :)

Joyfull said...

The picture is priceless! Love the verse and encouragement to continue in growth always!

Jennifer said...

Those words are such an encouragement... "I press on toward the goal"! Your grandson is adorable!!
Happy WFW ♥

lori said...

Oh myyyyyy, is he squeezable or WHAT?? SOOO cute!! What a perfect verse! You should print this out and frame it for them for Christmas..what a verse for his life!

You are amazing!

hugs!
lori

hip chick said...

Oh that is such great scripture. it is so very important to continue to grow in our spiritual lives.

HisFireFly said...

Pressing on.. right beside you!

Great post.

Cathy said...

Very sweet and a great verse ~ Blessings ~

Chelle said...

I love this!

Joyful said...

Hi Susan,
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and your kind words.
It's really nice to meet you as well.
I LOVE your pictures.
I see your on Blogger. I just began a blog there yesterday. So much to learn. So different from Wordpress.
Wordpress will be my `fun` blog. I plan for blogger to be my book review blog. Have a wonderful Day in the LORD.
Joyful

Peggy said...

Blessings Susan...WOW...has that little one GROWN so much already?
Unreal! But so true your words & God's Word to encourage us to PRESS on & GROW!!! We press on! At least, we both seem to be headed in the right direction. Through each challenge, including Hurricanes, may we focus on the goal & the goal keeper, Our LORD! Love ya' and thanks for your visit and prayers for safety. I believe the strong winds & the eye passed over us in the early morn hours as I prayed.
Power & water problems but all else is well. Thank you!

SnoWhite said...

Successes are always encouraging -- but the times of trouble have a way of providing thousands of times more encouragement... I guess that's encouragement right there to press on.

Teresa Lee Rainey . . . said...

Awww, Susan, what a precious little guy! And the verse you've chosen is just perfect.

Love in Christ,
Teresa

Amydeanne said...

hehe reminds me of the milk commercial.. always grow! lol
great post today!

Tricia said...

That is so true, we must never stop growing in the Lord... a precious picture!

Blessings!

My Memories and Crystals said...

Amen! Beautiful verse, thanks for sharing this.

Thanks for your comments too. I'm glad you drop by.

Pia said...

i am. my life's journey is full of ups and downs and for a time it was all down (or so i thought), but the Lord taught me to press on.

beautiful reminder.

LivingforGod said...

Great WFW! I hope I continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2Peter 3:18a).

Laureen said...

Oh! you have a cute grandson, thanks for the very inspiring verse.

Laurencita said...

Your grandson looks like my grandson in the side view. A beautiful photo with a beautiful verse.

Laurie said...

Susan, Yes he is a precious boy. I love what you write. Lately, I have been doing a study on contentment and newness. It is so encouraging that we must never stop growing in the Lord. I love that. It gives fresh perspective to me in a season when I struggle some days to see beyond the monotony of family life. I guess that in and of itself causes me to grow. Coming here to your blog was a breath of fresh air. Blessings sister, Laurie

Anonymous said...

Too cute, and what a fun day that was! =)

I loved how you ended with...I have a lot to learn, but I know the direction in which I'm headed...so good!

Have a great day!

Love, Kristin

Lisa said...

Love the verse and photo! May we keep pressing on!

Denise said...

Just when I think I have arrived and my 30 some odd years of being born again, I stumble ! I did not see that coming and once again I fall to my face and cry out as a child. How precious it is the way HE bring growth to us.. How precious it is how HE reminds us that it is in HIM that we live and move and have our being and always growing is a sign of maturity not weakness.. Took me a long time to learn that....

Lynn said...

Praying!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
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Lynn said...

Am here praying for your family!
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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Lynn said...

Praying for you right now!
Romans 5:1-4 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
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Lynn said...

Know that I'm here praying!
Romans 5:6-9 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
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Maxine said...

I am trying to keep pressing on, Sister. Sweet picture.

Tea With Tiffany said...

I know the direction I'm headed too. I want to continue to grow in Christ.

Love the pic. He's precious.