I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14, NASB)
Success and failure are just words,
spoken from our small-minded ignorance.
Money and respect are simply mediums of human exchange.
They can only give what other humans have to give,
creatures who share our own deep neediness.
Glory and gold are too shallow to provide
what we truly need and crave.
Physical comfort is an imposter,
pretending to be lasting peace.
In the end, death shows them all for what they are:
Jesus Christ is the eternal, holy, glorious God
made fully human.
In Him, my Father, I can
know You and
love You and
become like You.
In Him all my goals,
all my expectations,
all life’s possibilities are raised and reset.
In Him I am becoming more than I ever dreamed I could be.
Jesus Christ is my desire.
I trust HIM.
I press ahead toward HIM.
For in Him, Father,
I become one with You
completely and forever,
in all Your holiness and love.
The prize held out before us is
not material blessings—
not in this world and
not in the next.
The prize God offers is
with all the
that are in Him.
Hymn: The Upward Call