By God (literally), I think I have found it!
The secret to my faith as a daughter, both a “princess” and a “handmaiden,” of Our LORD.
The secret to my life as a pilgrim on this earth. (I have a restless soul, always wandering, even when standing still.)
The secret to my love, for my boyfriend, for my family, for my friends, for strangers, for my LORD.
And what is that secret?
To always remember this key: less of me, more of JESUS… and more of any other person before me made in His Image and Likeness!
And less, less… less of me.
John 3:30 reads: “He [Jesus Christ] must increase, but I must decrease.”
We’ve all heard it before, but just to reiterate: J-esus, o-thers, y-ourself… in that order… now that’s real “joy” for the journey. 🙂
Yet I must also remember that my life is a love story with JESUS. And, as per the image above, my love story with my LORD and my God will not start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after” without adversity in the great big middle!
Yet in adversity, with Jesus as our hope, we have Joy personified…
Less of ourselves, more of Him. 😉