My thoughts from Chapter 1 can be found HERE
My thoughts from Chapter 2 can be found HERE.
Paul's desire to know Christ and share His message becomes stronger in this chapter. He wants to press on even more diligently in winning the prize, which is a life with Jesus. At just 21 verses, the message is clear that your destiny can either be destruction or glory, and it is your choice.
S - Scripture
Philippians 3:14 NIV
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 The Message
By no means do I count myself an expert in all of 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.
O - Observation
Both of these versions tell me that I can't take my eyes off of my one main goal - to know Christ. He already knows me. He knew me before I was born. He knows each of the hairs on my head. He knows my mistakes, my faults, and my heart. Now it is my job to know Him.
A - Application
By being in the Word more, I will begin to have a more personal relationship with Christ. I need to make time for more conversational prayer time and more applying His Word to our life. This is the only way I can attain the goal of knowing Him.
P - Prayer
Dear God, I am so grateful that you know me and my family. I know that I have many distractions and I need to be stronger in avoiding them and making time for you. Please help me follow Paul's example and guidance so that I can listen to your voice calling me to spend a moment with you.