Breakfast with Jesus
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11, NIV
After he turned the TV off, my husband asked, “How did you like Breakfast at Tiffany’s?”
“Okay,” I said, “although it seemed a bit shallow.”
“Did it? I thought it held a valuable message. A selfish, aimless man finds meaning in laying down his life to help a girl more selfish and aimless than he. In the end, she realizes she can only be satisfied by committing her life to someone else.”
“Well, when you put it that way…”
As believers, we were created for a higher purpose than living to please ourselves. When we focus on what we see in the mirror, how we feel or what we want, we remain empty. We’re too small to fill the world, even our little corner of it.
God’s image in us compels us to serve. We find fulfillment by our commitment to relationships. First, to the Lord Jesus Christ and then by loving service to others. As we surrender to Jesus, fellowship with Him in prayer and the Word, His nature takes the place of our pride. We discover hidden gifts and talents, which we share with others, leading to deeper fulfillment.
No greater joy awaits us than the overflowing heart of a fully abandoned life.
Find your joy in fellowship with Jesus and service to others.
Thank you Jeanette for that. I always find your writing uplifting.
Jeanette has written several books of devotions and humor, which I found to be very enjoyable. Check them out on her blog or Amazon page. Today I want to tell you about her newest book, which really speaks to issues faced by so many of us.
|Help for Time-challenged Creatives and Everyone Else|
Unlike other time management programs, Shock the Clock is a unique approach that empowers you to focus on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses to make the best use of your limited writing—or other creative time. Author Jeanette Levellie (and her zany artist son) shares practical tips and creative insights that will enable you to say “no” with confidence, delegate with grace, and find your car keys.
Includes time management tips from:
o New York Times Bestselling author Cecil Murphey,
o Award-winning novelist Jody Hedlund,
o Director of Professional Writing Department at Taylor University & author of 54 books Dennis Hensley
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