THE ONLY GOAL THAT COUNTS 

This morning I find myself sitting outside at one of my favorite places in Boise. Java in Hyde Park. It’s 6:30 am and 74 degrees-my kind of wonderful.

My heart is moved by Philippians 3:9-14. I don’t usually quote long pieces of scripture in my blogs, but today, as I read this, I realize there really is nothing I can add. These words completely describe my heart and life. I pray they touch yours as profoundly as they have mine. 

Please be encouraged to let this truth become your reality.

When it counts, I want to be found belonging to Him, not clinging to my own righteousness based on law, but actively relying on the faithfulness of the Anointed One. This is true righteousness, supplied by God, acquired by faith. 

I want to know Him inside and out. I want to experience the power of His resurrection and join in His suffering, shaped by His death, so that I may arrive safely at the resurrection from the dead.

I’m not there yet, nor have I become perfect; but I am charging on to gain anything and everything the Anointed One, Jesus, has in store for me—and nothing will stand in my way because He has grabbed me and won’t let me go.

Brothers and sisters, as I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission.

I am sprinting toward the only goal that counts: to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus the Anointed.

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