Friday, July 1, 2011

focused strivings

"I consider everything a loss
compared to the surpassing greatness
of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,
for whose sake I have lost all things.
I consider them rubbish,
that I may gain Christ."
- Paul (Phil. 3:8)

Tonight I was struck by the awesome truth that is in this scripture.
The sunset tonight was breathtaking. I was so happy to just stand there and watch God at work with his brilliant coloring combined with the sunbeams coming through the clouds. As the sun went below the mountains my heart was telling God, "YOU are all I want." I just want to be so focused on Him. The answer really is: Jesus. When I'm striving toward Him - my ultimate prize - all other things seem to fall into place. Nothing else truly matters, all I need is GOD.

Great song:
Divine Romance by Phil Wickham

"I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.
My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame."
-David (Psalm 34:1-5)

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