Hi. I’m Jamie.
Just about every Christian woman knows she is on a journey with Christ. What she doesn’t know is where she is going or how she is going to get there or more likely the twists and turns along the path with Christ. In my own personal life, my walk with Christ has had high highs and low lows.
For the first part of the journey, I found myself climbing with Christ up to the high places and clinging for dear life as I fell down and He pulled me up again. During those days, I didn’t know what I was doing or how to steady my feet for the path I was on. During those seasons of twisting and falling and getting up again, Jesus was teaching me very valuable and essential lessons about who He was and who I was not (note: essential lessons for the clueless Christian woman – that was me.)
The funny thing is that I thought I was versed in discipleship. I didn’t really grasp how clueless I was and thus the reason why I fell and got back up so many times. I was one of those “learnin’ women,” learning how to know the Savior. I am still learning, but this time, I know how to stay steady. And whether I do, now that I know, is really up to me.
What I thought I knew about discipleship, God stripped away from me, in all unlikely sort of manners. He’s God and I am not, but one reason I know He did this was for my own freedom. He stripped my good girl mentality away and give me back the real gift of following Him without working so darn hard in my own strength.
These days, I know how to obey in the strength of the Holy Spirit. While the journey still has twists and turns and I still fall down, it’s become a little easier, a little lighter, just a little bit more restful. So I am inviting you along.
We cannot stay stagnant in our journey with Christ, and if we do, we might need to ask why. Why am I not growing? Why am I so angry all the time? How can I follow Christ and really be a new creation?
I asked these questions and more, and it drove me closer and closer to Christ. It has been this curious pursuit of Christ that has lead me where I am and continues to lead me “further up and further in” in pursuit of Him and His rich, good kingdom.
God will never stop being mysterious, and I will never stop asking questions leading me Home.
Now, after all these years later, what drives me? My curiosity and the curious pursuit of Christ. I ask questions and He leads me one way, and I ask another until I find my way, and on and on it goes. He pursues me, and I, in turn, pursue Him.
I’ll be posting weekly in the area of discipleship, soul care, or simply my own curious questions relevant to my pursuit of Christ.
And later? Maybe we will start a podcast.
Curious? Join me, and stay awhile to see where He leads.