It’s a new year and a new decade, my friends. A whole new world is just waiting to be explored. New and life-giving opportunities to love and be loved have been set before us by our good and beautiful God. Contrary to what we typically hear in the latest news reports, the Lord is till on this throne, and the best is yet to come. But we won’t be able to move forward into this new way of life until we are ready and willing to leave behind those old, self-defeating, worn out ways of life that hold us hostage. It may be helpful to check the rear view mirror every once in a while to be reminded of where we have been, to appreciate the lessons we have learned, and to give thanks for all that the Lord has done for us along the way, but if we have any hope of entering into the new and living way that has been opened for us through the grade and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, we must keep our eyes fixed on the road ahead of us, eagerly anticipating and actively preparing for the new opportunities that are waiting right around the corner.
“Windshield Living” is much more than a fancy catch phrase. It’s the secret of Christian discipleship.
Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward-to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. (Philippians 3:13-14, MSG)
There is a reference to a video near the end of the message. This is the referenced section: https://youtu.be/CYTRQAy2o4E