Living With Purpose

17 Nov

KEY VERSES: Joshua 22:1-5

“But be careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Joshua 22:5

Imagine a dream in which you are playing a very beautiful golf course.  Can you see it in your minds eye?  The tee boxes are perfectly manicured, the fairways are green and lush, the bunkers full of white, heated raked sand, and each hole has a spectacular view and a challenging, but fair design.

But, as you set up to hit your approach shot into the first green, you notice there in no flag.  Later you find it does not even have a hole.  The same thing happens on the second and third holes.  You realize it is a perfect golf course except for one big problem.  Someone forgot the targets.  Despite its beauty, this course is devoid of purpose and meaning; it is empty and unfulfilling.  Nobody wins, everybody loses when they attempt to play this course.

That is like the course of life with Jesus Christ.  Life without him is a life without purpose or fulfillment.  Have the things you thought would give meaning begun to fail you?  Have you not yet grasped, or perhaps forgotten what God has done for you by sending his Son to give his life for you?  It is time to focus on the right target.  Guys, I have been there but I know that each and every day I must commit to living “In His Grip”.

How about you?



The purpose of life is to know Jesus and to make him known.  That is the true target in life.

2 Responses to “Living With Purpose”

  1. Bill Kull January 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    I am ordained in the Mennonite Faith and retired from full-time ministry. I currently help with a small “grass-roots” ministry trying to connect the “un-churched” (young & old) to Christ. I work as a starter/ranger at a local golf course and love the game. I would like to put these two parts of my life together and introduce people to the Lord [on the course]! Your book, “More Than A Game” was for me, the perfect motivation and invitation to try a new style of ministry (for me). I’m just not sure how this idea would look in practice – but I thought you might. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about how to get started.
    My cell phone is 215-859-7410
    My email is
    Thank you for the inspiration and the good work you are doing.
    Bill Kull

  2. Scott Lehman January 24, 2016 at 11:09 am #

    Hello Bill, Great to hear from you and I will be sure to get you on our weekly “In His Grip” newsletter. I think you will like it and find it very helpful to continue to share you gifts and passions on the fairways. I look forward to staying connected with you.

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