Monday, April 4, 2011

Just Jesus

I don't know about a "purpose driven life" and all that stuff.

It seems like everyone is running around half blinded by all of their "purpose" these days.

I know a little bit about what life looks like without purpose.

It's scary, vulnerable, dark, and then....depressing.

But, is that always a bad thing?

When purpose is gone, I'm left looking at who I am, without the bells and whistles.

Then I begin to realize that the Bible doesn't really talk about "finding" our purpose.

I haven't read anything in His Word that promotes making achievements, accolades, majors, medals, honors, goals or even ministry, the focus of our lives.

Maybe when God strips us down to nothing then He can really start something.

I love my husband, my kids, my family, my church, my friends, and running until my lungs explode...but God keep me from making these precious things my purpose.

I read a lot more about loss...death...humility and servitude in the gospels.

The beauty in each is the True Life that springs out of them.

"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if it dies it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me , let Him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor." (John 12:24-26)

Yep...there it was all along. The stuff that's hard to hear and hard to live....

But, everything I've ever wanted.

Just Jesus.


  1. Most amazing and wise observation, my love. You are such a prize - I love you!!!

  2. Yesterday I struggled with a Bible study in which I was to make a chart with "goals". Somehow it just rubbed me the wrong way, smacked of the world to me....I was finally able to come up with something but it did not satisfy, not I know why....Thank you my sweet Jenn. You don't know how much or how many times I checked the blog yesterday for something from you that I knew would hit the nail on the preverbal head...thank you.

  3. I like it-I really like it-let our purpose be YOU LORD-and not to love this life more than that

  4. Papa Speaking again (one of these days I'll get my own password ;-) ) We do have a purpose my sweet daughter it is to know HIM and everything should be realized from that and be brought forth from that. Our purpose is not to know ourselves, except of our need for HIM and not to know others except for our need to make HIM known to them. I love you little girl (you will always be my little girl) DAD