From Clint Harrington (FinD, Executive Director) April 2021 Newsletter
God has planned us for his purpose. He has targets for us to hit with our lives. We can be skilled in this life. We can put forth great effort in this life. We can be very focused in this life. We can be successful in hitting a target in this life. But, if its’ the wrong target, we come up short.
Our FinD/SEND Clay Shoot at the end of this month serves as a great reminder. Are we hitting the mark? We should ask ourselves…
At what target are we aiming?
Is it the right target?
It doesn’t matter how accurate you are if you are aiming at the wrong goal! The bullseye is Jesus Christ! That’s the sweet spot. That’s where we set our focus. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” ~ Hebrews 12:2 (NASB).
What is our target in life? To live for the goal of our Father or for ourselves and no-one else?
There is more to life than earning a good wage and living in a nice house. God has given us a restlessness inside which cannot be explained very well. Ask anyone who has surrendered their life to Jesus Christ. Life takes on a new meaning, a new purpose which makes each day special.
The purpose for your life — the deepest place where you find meaning and satisfaction — transcends any role, job or circumstance you are facing. It’s all about an intimate relationship with our Father through Jesus Christ.
|Father, I surrender my life to you. I want to do something, to make something happen, all on my own strength, but I know without you I can do nothing. I know my life is not my own; it is yours to work through me. Lord, I am grateful for this life you’ve given me. You’ve blessed me with different gifts and talents. Help me understand how to cultivate those things to bring glory to your great name. Thank you for helping me find clarity about my purpose. Help me remember that I ultimately can find satisfying purpose when I seek after you. Lord, as I work to understand my purpose more fully, I pray that your joy would be present. I pray for grace and wisdom. Help me long to serve you above myself, even above others. Help me walk daily in dependence of you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.|
As we enter Holy Week, our prayer is that you are overwhelmed with the gift that we have in the blood that Christ shed for us.
|“How much more will the blood of Christ, who through [q]the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” ~ Hebrews 9:14 (NASB).|