TIM LAUGHLIN: The upward call (part 3)


“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14

God is calling us upward into heavenly realms from glory to glory as we traverse this narrow road in our quest to follow the Lord Jesus. If you are truly born again and a disciple then you know how difficult it can sometimes be to continually walk toward the cross of Christ in obedience to His will for your life.

In the previous message the apostle Paul is saying that we are to pattern our walk after him, or in other words after the way we see him follow Jesus, our divine pattern and example. Jesus gave all as His journey led Him to die for the world in order to give them eternal life just as our journey leads us to give all to Him in return as followers and disciples. We are the only expression of Jesus the world will ever see until His glorious return and our lives are always open for inspection to a lost and dying world of people in need of a Savior.

How would you define your walk with Christ, are you walking toward the cross, a life of denial to the flesh, or are you walking the broad road that leads to destruction with the world and most of the worldly church? We always have a choice to choose life or death and its all up to us because God will never make us do anything against our will. Today you can start afresh and choose the “High Calling” by leaving the world and follow Jesus with all of your heart on a path that will lead you into His perfect will for your life!

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their mind on earthly things.” Philippians 3:18,19