WordPoints Daybook Series

Daily Affirmations of Hope and Courage

Book 4 - Reaching Forward

Daily Motivation to Move Ahead More Steadily

Reaching ForwardIs there anything about tomorrow worth reaching for? Is heaven, the highest hope of the human heart, anything more than wishful thinking? Reaching Forward contains 366 daily meditations that are designed to pull you out of the past. These readings will give you a higher vision of tomorrow, while reminding you of today’s simple duties. They will help you see a better connection between today and tomorrow.

Reaching Forward is Book 4 in the WordPoints Daybook Series. Written by Gary Henry, author of the best-selling Diligently Seeking God, each page offers a brief essay framed by scripture text and a literary quotation. Using the form of a daily devotional with one page for each day of the year, the book centers on the thought of Philippians 3:13,14: “One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Whoever you are, you’ve made mistakes. Your past is marred and broken. But you also have a future — and that future depends upon the choices you are making right now. These devotions will urge you to meet your difficulties with creativity and determination.

Reaching Forward takes us to a new place: where the elegance of classic devotion meets the tough-mindedness of today’s readers. As it probes the issues of hope, self-discipline, and courage, Reaching Forward will:

  • Challenge you to consider the idea of eternity more carefully
  • Help you to sharpen your spiritual goals
  • Encourage you to be more forward-looking
  • Show you how to use the present to build a better future
  • Motivate you to live your life more decisively

Don’t settle for what you were yesterday. Reaching Forward is a book about stretching ourselves and pressing ahead. Are you ready to reach for the better things? What about the best things?

Each book in the WordPoints Daybook Series contains “daily affirmations of hope and courage.” Standing in the centuries-old tradition of the “daybook,” these books contain a single reading for each day of the year. The idea is to use each day’s reading as the starting point for a brief, but profitable, meditation. The readings are short enough to be read by busy people (as most of us are these days), but they are ‘provocative’ and ‘suggestive’ in the highest sense. Highly concentrated, each meditation provides the foundation for deeper consideration throughout the day.

Reaching Forward will stir you up. Don’t lose another day looking backward!

Read the Preface to Reaching Forward

Does Your Life Look Desperate? (April 19)

Does Your Life Look Desperate? (April 19)

If there were no such thing as God, iff there was nothing beyond the confines of this world worth reaching forward to, then desperation would be an understandable response to the condition the world is in. But there is, in fact, a God, and that should make all the difference!

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Consequences Can’t Be Avoided Forever (April 18)

Consequences Can’t Be Avoided Forever (April 18)

Are you and I ready to eat the fruit of our ways? We might as well be, because the “banquet” is surely being prepared for us and we’ll have no choice but to eat it when it’s set before us. We can run, but we can’t hide. The law of cause and effect is no respecter of persons.

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Being Lost Takes Persistence Too (April 17)

Being Lost Takes Persistence Too (April 17)

There’s only one sin that will kill us, and that’s the sin we refuse to repent of and seek God’s forgiveness for. If we end up being lost eternally, it won’t be because we made mistakes — it’ll be because we persisted in our mistakes.

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