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From the Pastor: This Summer, What Are You Aiming At?

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I read these words several weeks ago, which took me back to my days as a salesman.  In those days my employer encouraged us to listen to motivational tapes, and the late Zig Ziglar was one of the best.  He had a similar quote, “You hit what you aim at, and if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.”  His point was that we all need to have goals.  Zig would say something like, “If you have no goals, you will be just a ‘Wandering Generality’ and you can’t make it as a ‘Wandering Generality.’ You need to become a ‘Meaningful Specific.’”

When it comes to our relationship with Jesus, what are we aiming for?  If nothing, I guess we will hit it every time.

Paul writes in Philippians 3:7, But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.”

Robin Mark wrote a song based on this verse a number of years ago, that fully captures the essence of the verse.  It is entitled “Knowing You.”  These are the lyrics.

All I once held dear, built my life upon
All this world reveres, and wars to own
All I once thought gain I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compared to this
Knowing you, Jesus
Knowing you, there is no greater thing
You’re my all, you’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love you, Lord
Now my heart’s desire is to know you more
To be found in you and known as yours
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All-surpassing gift of righteousness
Knowing you, Jesus
Knowing you, there is no greater thing
You’re my all, you’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love you, Lord
Oh, to know the power of your risen life
And to know You in Your sufferings
To become like you in your death, my Lord
So with you to live and never die
Knowing you, Jesus
Knowing you, there is no greater thing
You’re my all, you’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love you, Lord

Over the summer, let us not turn into wandering generalities, but cling to knowing Jesus, for there is no greater thing.  Have a great summer and don’t wander off…OK?

In His love and grace,

Charles

Author: Kingswood UMC Communications

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