In C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle, friends of Narnia watch their beloved world come to an end and are led into another, Aslan’s own country, the “real” Narnia of which the first was just a shadow. It is a beautiful place, with waterfalls and delicious fruit trees, beyond anything they have ever known. But they don’t linger in the immediate joys, but are told to go “further up and further in” to more glorious wonders and deeper joys. The further up and the further in they go, the closer they come to a full knowledge of Aslan and an everlasting relationship with him. Life before was just a foretaste of this life “which goes on forever, and in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
That is my desire in this life that God has given me — to press on, with all my might and purpose, further up and further in, to know my Savior more fully. “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13,14). My chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, and by His grace that is what I want my life to be about.
- reading, especially a good British classic (Dickens, Austen, Gaskell)
- long walks
- coffee shops
- playing the piano and flute
- babies and little children
- cooking and baking
- tea rooms
My intention with Pressing On is to share with you what God has been teaching me as I travel this earthly road to glory. My path is by no means perfect, and is riddled with stumbling, weaknesses, and folly, but I want to share what the Lord has done for me pray that you will be able to look past my writings to see glimpses of His glory and grace. Together we can encourage one another to press on.