The beginning of 2020, I was listening to a message which inspired me to do an autopsy of my previous decade. When I looked back at my life of those 10 years, it reminded me of the frailty of life and its beauty. I wrote in my journal many things that made me sad and happy. I wrote about my struggles, I wrote the pain I felt, I wrote the love I felt, I wrote the times where I felt empty, the times where nothing made sense, the times where words were never enough but tears spoke the unsaid things. I was in awe of how I made it through with God’s grace on my life.
In upcoming days, I will do my best to communicate bits and pieces of my life that made me value life. There are so many things that I have learned in my life and I got to meet many precious people along the way whom always inspired me to be the better version of myself. I get to write 10 things in my journal on that day which I cultured in my life. I hope this will encourage you and challenge you.
“You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” -Augustine
We are made to follow something in our lives. It could be fame, money, and dream. The more we tend to follow these routes, the more we will find the never lasting loop. The pleasures of life and pain have a tendency to leave us thirsty for more. One of the things that I have found in this torturous loop was Following Jesus.
In the world where we humans are made to follow someone or something; follow Jesus. The decision of following Jesus is the best decision I made in my life. Looking back at it, I have never regreted that decision. Following Jesus gave life meaning and purpose. In Jesus, you and I can find our true worth. Jesus came into this world, was crucified and rose from the grave in victory. My reason for following Him is that He is The Lord and He is the Resurrected King. Outside of Him life has no meaning and purpose. I follow Him because He is who He says He is. He is The Way, He is The Truth and He is The Life. He is the image of the invisible God. You and I can only be reconciled and make peace with God through Christ. Your good deeds won’t save you. They never will. Your faith in Jesus will make you righteous, not your works. It is an honor and privilege to follow Him. I am so grateful for my decision. Following Him has been an adventurous and wonderful journey.
This is what Colossians 1: 15 – 20 says
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
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