Thats Crap!!

Philippians 3:8 (The Message):  “everything I once thought I had going for me is insignificant—dog dung.”

There are lots of things that we think are important: schedules, money, education, family, jobs, achievement, sports, entertainment, travel, etc. 

No doubt that these things are important, along w stuff I haven’t listed. But let’s be very clear about what is most important in our lives based on Phil 3:8. Paul said in these verses that nothing in is life was more important than knowing Jesus – not his education, his heritage nor his upbringing. Paul considered everything as literal “crap” compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus.  Let’s be like Paul & make knowing Jesus the most important focus & goal that steers our daily living!

I don’t know

Very often I get in situations where I get asked questions to which I don’t know the answer. The questions can range from business process questions to things about why God does or doesn’t do some things and even some historical questions related to various countries. On top of the questions I get asked, I also have my own extensive list of questions that I think about on any given day. If I’m honest with you, a lot of my answers still remain, “I don’t know”. I frequently get tired of hearing, “I don’t know” and of not having answers.
But here’s the really wonderful part for all of these “I don’t know” answers. While I readily acknowledge that I don’t have all of the answers, but I do know Someone Who does know all the answers before the questions have ever been asked. So in this sense, what you know isn’t nearly as important as Who you know ,)