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Quotation Marks

My hope is that, when I die,

all of hell rejoices that I am out of the fight.

C.S. Lewis

My name is Melinda.

I love Jesus and I want to live my life in such a way that, everything I do pleases Him.

I want to be holy, even as He is holy.

I want to know what it means to live in the fullness of Christ.

I'm discovering though, that the only way to do that, is through denying myself, and by taking up my cross to follow Him. 

 

But, it's so hard.

It's so counter-cultural in this me-centered world.

The denying of self, and the taking up of a cross requires a lifestyle change that stands in direct contrast to the world in which we live. It's a lifestyle that looks different than that of others; even of most Christians. 

But, I've discovered that it's really, the only way to living a life that's filled with joy. I haven't got it all figured out yet. I still struggle with dying to self. I still get caught up in counterfeit treasures. I make mistakes and I often fall to my knees in repentance.

 

But it's okay. This lifestyle change from selfishness to holiness will be a lifelong journey and even though I may lose my way and stumble through at times, I know that I'm not walking it alone. I'm following Jesus and He knows the way.

Walking a similar journey? I'd love journey with you!

White Flower

Random bits about Me

  • Eneagram #4 - The Individualist (I have mixed feelings about this.....)

  • Love language - Words of affirmation

  • Married to Jason for 25+ years

  • Mother of two boys and one girl (plus one dog and one cat)

  • Lover of Jesus (but I long to love Him more)

  • Drinker of coffee

  • Eater of cake

  • Worship leader

  • Speaker

  • Unfortunate gardener (but I refuse to quit trying)

  • Writer of words

  • I laugh to loud (but I don't plan on changing that)

  • Aspiring minimalist

  • Hygge lover

  • Action, adventure, fantasy, and Sci-Fi movies! (I do not like movies that make me cry. I mean, it's entertainment, folks, and entertainment should NOT be sad. but I also don't really like comedy.... but I do like those Old Fashioned style movies...... yes, I realize there is ALOT about movies here. what can I say; I really do like movies)