Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


July 11, 2013

"It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."
                                                   --C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
                                                   -Philippians 3:13,14 TNIV

We've spoken about goals. But is it compelling, worthy, worthy of a lifetime, worthy of our Lord Jesus Christ? C.S. Lewis cautions us about a worthy ambition or goal. So does the Apostle Paul, a goal of heavenward proportions.

Lowering your handicap, doing a bucket list, visiting Bangkok...good things, but worthy of a lifetime? Let us set a goal worthy of the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and press on today.


Dale Patterson