ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

(Philippians 3:14 KJV) "Pressing Towards the Mark"

Updated on September 26, 2014

The things I used to think were worth gaining,
Do not have the same hold on me today,
All of those worldly shaped desires
which seemed to be so important,
are fleeting, and have become, beside the point,
To win Christ I count all things loss, I want to know Jesus for myself, personally
with every fiber of my being,
The excellency of the power
Yes, this treasure in my earthen vessel,
Understanding my frailties and weaknesses, and
I am merely potter’s clay, and that there is a need in me to know the power of His resurrection,
For this purpose I am pressing in.

We want God’s will to be done, and His kingdom to come in and through us,
We don’t want to be dressed up in our own righteousness but,
Clothed in His royal array every day and in every way,
In the garments the King purchased for us through His shed blood,
The righteousness which is of God by faith,
I want to walk with Jesus and not a concept of Him,
Be acquainted with the fellowship of His sufferings,
Have them crystal clear in my soul,
To be made conformable unto His death, and
To know that I am not exempt from sorrows symphonies,
Life is not a bed of fragrant roses, but I know for myself who wore the thorns,
I am following after Christ and my life is no longer my own,
I have found a new worth for my life in Christ Jesus,
This is the reason I am pressing on.

One thing I am doing and will be striving to do is,
Forgetting the things which are behind,
Neither replaying or rehearsing them in my mind, but rather,
Learning the lessons from the past and making an effort to be teachable in the future,
Reaching forward unto those things which are before me,
Laying strong hold of all the godly principles found only in the Word of God,
Behold, God is doing a new thing in the earth,
Atmospheres are shifting and breakthroughs are springing forth,
We move toward the new climates created by the supreme good of heaven,
The high calling of God in Christ Jesus,
For our conversation and prayer is in heaven and it will never be earthbound!
We are raised with Christ and we are seeking the things which are above,
Not the things on the earth which can distract us from our intentional aim,
Of conforming into God’s image and likeness, the Imago Dei,
Jesus seated in heavenly places motivates our faith to look above,
This is why we are pressing upward.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      I love numbers/math. Majored in finncae and minored in math in college. In High School I got 7 years of math (block classes every year except freshman year had to go to a local college my senior year of high school for calc 2 and calc 3)

    • mabelhenry profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Praise Jesus "jabelufroz and shofacall" we must press towards the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus with every part of our beings. Have a blessed weekend.

    • shofarcall profile image


      5 years ago

      The need to press on is great. Clear thought and can feel your heart. God Bless

    • jabelufiroz profile image


      5 years ago from India

      Great poetry mabelhenry.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)