As we begin a new year with all its hopes and uncertainties, God calls us to keep on faithfully living for Him. One man who exemplified this was the apostle Paul. And in Philippians 3 he gives us a snapshot of his life – his early life, his conversion to Christianity, and how he pressed on as a Christian over many years. Clearly his personal encounter with Christ was life-changing. Whatever our age or stage of life, let us be inspired by Paul in as we “press on toward the goal for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus” in 2019.