Today, I experienced a level of satisfaction that I'm not sure I have ever experienced.

As I walked off the platform after giving my sixth and final talk to a group of middle/high school students at their Summer Retreat, I was confident, in a way that I have never been before, that I had used my opportunity to teach and preach to point the students to Jesus.

In times past, I have preached and pointed people primarily to...

My ideas.
My agenda.
My personality.

But, over the course of the three and a half days with the students, with an intentionality that I have never employed before, I did my best to point them to...

My Savior!

And in doing so, I was filled with joy. I was overcome with contentment. I was inundated by satisfaction. I was reminded that there is nothing else I'd rather do with my life than point people to Jesus.

Jesus is the point of my study.
Jesus is the point of my teaching.
Jesus is the point of my preaching.
Jesus is the point of my preparation.

Jesus is the point, and I look forward to spending the rest of my life finding creative and compelling ways to make the point clear!