God over all, I feel your upward call. I sense the love of Jesus and desire to know and be known by him in all things. I find perfect submission, perfect acceptance and perfect rest in Christ. My motivating phrase has been ‘onward and upward” for several years. Holy Spirit, help me move a little closer to the goal, following the upward call, in the name and authority of Jesus, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. 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 3:12-14 ESV)