Look beyond today…
Forget the past…
Don’t let it steal your peace…
Press on to your future…
Hope, Joy, and Peace…
Jesus is waiting…
Don’t give up…
No matter what!!
It’s a race to the finish…
Don’t run aimlessly…
Aim high to reach your goal…
Endure to the end!!
“Not that I have already obtained all this,
or have already arrived at my goal,
but I press on
to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Brothers and sisters,
I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.
But one thing I do:
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.
All of us, then,
who are mature should take such a view of things.
And if on some point you think differently,
that too God will make clear to you.
Only let us live up to what we have already attained.“
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders
and the sin that so easily entangles.
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before Him
He endured the cross, scorning its shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
“His master replied,
‘Well done, good and faithful servant!
You have been faithful with a few things;
I will put you in charge of many things.
Come and share your master’s happiness!’”
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run,
but only one gets the prize?
Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.
They do it to get a crown that will not last,
but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly;
I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave
so that after I have preached to others,
I myself will not be disqualified for the prize”
1 Timothy 6:12
“Fight the good fight of the faith.
Take hold of the eternal life
to which you were called
when you made your good confession
in the presence of many witnesses.”
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
Our old time Pastor/Evangelist…
Who has since gone on to be with the Lord…
Passed away several years ago…
At the age of 86…
The day after preaching a fiery message…
For us to “Plod On!”
What a way to go!!
Preach, Be in God’s Presence…
Die, Be in God’s Presence!!
Here are the words to the song he always had us sing:
Plod on. Plod On.
Whatever life does,I’ll plod on.
Whatever the weather;
Whatever’s in my way;
Whatever life does,
I’ll plod on every day.
My life is there to live
And I’m living it well.
I can succeed in my own special way.
Whatever life does, I’ll plod on every day.
Success doesn’t have to be instant,
Just as long as it comes in the end,
I’m plodding, slowly but surely.
No problem is too big, and there’s no rule I can’t bend.
Plod on. Plod on. That’s the way to go.
If it feels good – do it! Never mind the trend.
There’s nothing to it. It’s a life I recommend – Plod on!
Plod on. Plod on.
Whatever life does I’ll plod on.
From the 2002 album by Luke Smith
Called “Life Will Work itself Out”