I love the encouragement in this verse not to worry. (And the verses before and after it too.) 🙂
As for this photo, I’m fairly certain that this is a baby cardinal. I was so fortunate to find him. I remember the parents were trying to scare me away as I took photos, and back then, I had the old camera so I had to get very close to take the photo. I’m surprised that he let me. I prayed that he would stick around for a few good shots and he did! I had to leave after a few minutes though because my cats were getting curious about what I was photographing and I didn’t want him to become lunch. Therefore, I left and gave my cats their dinner early so he could fly away in peace. 🙂
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 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. (Philippians 4:12-14, NKJV)
Fun fact – that’s my bike. My trusty banana seat bike. ❤ I’ve had her ever since I was a tween and I still ride her sometimes. Her name is SeaStar. (The decals say “SeaStar” so I always have called her that.) This is my “before” photo – I plan to give her some fresh paint sometime because the old is starting to peel off and she’s starting to rust. 😨 And I want to add a basket and a bell and new tassels on the handlebars – I think I pretty much want to try my hand at restoring her.
Dream Filled Daughter
I have no Bible verses for this, nor do I know who said it. I remember hearing it as a kid (maybe it was in a fortune cookie? I don’t remember) and it was my motto for years. 🙂 My dream has always been to write novels and publish them for others to read. I hope one day it will come true and become a wonderful memory, but until then, I dream and keep writing; one day, I’ll finish a novel and it’ll be exciting to see what will happen then. ❤
I have called upon Thee, for Thou wilt hear me, O God: incline Thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. (Psalm 17:6)
Diana from La Petit Muse
(Forgot to schedule this for yesterday – so sorry! I’ll post 3 and 4 today. 😊)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)
When I fear, it is actually an opportunity to pray and let Him turn fear into courage. ❤
Margaret from The Word
It’s day two of The 3 Day 3 Quotes Challenge, so let’s get to it: 😀
And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, “What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:36)
In our weakness, we find His strength – if we just humble ourselves and ask. ❤
Nominees (two today because I forgot to add the nominees yesterday in my excitement to start the challenge… XD):
T.R. Noble (Inside Cup or Peeking Beneath – your choice!)
Tammy at God Inspired Art
Robin, Carly, and Jo have all nominated me for the 3 Day 3 Quotes challenge, so I’m going to add them together and make this a 9 Day 9 Quotes challenge! 😀 Thanks guys, this is going to be so much fun! (Though I don’t know if I’ll nominate three bloggers each day; I think I’ll nominate one per day since I’m doing 9 quotes.) I posted one yesterday as well for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so I guess this will be 10 days of quotes. (And then Penelope Grace shocks all of her readers by going from posting once a week to posting ten days in a row. 😮 😅)
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Post a quote for three consecutive days, one quote each day.
- Share why this quote appeals to you so much.
- Nominate three different bloggers for each day.
Fun story… back in 2016, I shared several of my favorite quotes and Bible verses on images I took or made, so I’ll be reposting a few of those. But I also plan to make a few new images with quotes if I have time. 🙂
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)
So this one… I like it because it is a reminder that if we keep persisting, we can reach the goal if it is in God’s will. God could have taken the snail and brought him to the ark, but then the snail would have missed out on the journey that God may have had in store. He doesn’t always give us an easy way to get to wherever He asks us to go. We must keep pressing toward the goal. ❤