Defining Life Project

Defining Life Project: Definitions #71-75

There is no life outside Jesus. Life is found and the source is Jesus.   JDA

Life is a word and Jesus Christ.   JMB

Life is a purpose and intentionally.   WAL

Life is choices.   JEL

Life is walking with the Lord everyday.   BJB

goodale2It has been a while since my last Defining Life project post. I apologize for those who enjoy these posts because I did not intend on spacing them out as much as I have been recently. Since three of these definitions involve Jesus, I thought it might seem appropriate to talk about my relationship with Him and dive into the deeper topic of faith. I am attending a Christian oriented conference this weekend in Pittsburgh called Jubilee. I am excited, but also extremely nervous. I have been using the concept of being “spiritually numb” pretty frequently with the few I have discussed my faith with over the past couple weeks. What I mean by that is I don’t really feel anything between me and God. It’s not that He isn’t working through me or doing anything in my life, but I do not feel His spiritual presence. I really haven’t in a long time. So when reading these definitions, I find them hard to relate to. I miss the part of my life that had a stronger connection to God and my faith was larger part of me. I feel very career-centered lately. I love what I am studying in school and feel very passionately about it. I still attribute a lot of what I am doing as kind of a God-given thing or doing it as a missionary of Christ, but my career is the center of my life in essence. I’m hoping that this weekend I will learn a lot about God in new ways and maybe re-kinder my relationship. I don’t want to expect anything life-changing and be disappointed, but I do want change. It is also especially relevant since Lent began yesterday. Does anyone else feel like Lent always sneaks up on them?! I have felt like that the last two times because I have not been as involved in a church community. I’m not really sure what to give up, but I think I can definitely add more of a spiritual presence. Anyways, I guess I could ask for prayers about all of this. I always felt weird asking for that, but people praying for you is something to appreciate and value within a relationship. If anyone has anything further to discuss (about a definition that speaks to them or what I just wrote about), feel free to comment or send me an email (you can find my email address here).  Lastly, thanks for listening 🙂

{To find out more about this project, click “Defining Life Project” at the top of my page or the Introduction}



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