Oh for the Joy

100 Things. That’s all I had to come up with, 100 goals I want to accomplish before this life is over.
Who knew I had so many? Who knew I had so few? I may never fill in 100.
I admit it’s rather overwhelming to see all 66 goals written down. Which one comes first?


I dialed Hebrews 12 this morning and verse 2 called me back…
…Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2 NIV)

The Joy set before Him. His ultimate goal, me fully alive with Him, brought Him great joy. He walked the streets of Egypt, Galilee, Samaria and Jerusalem thinking of me. He healed many, set the captives free and taught the crowds keeping me in mind. He endured betrayal, punishment and the cross believing I was worth it all. And he was rewarded, with a throne and his ultimate prize, my heart. We are one.

So the question I have for myself is, which of those goals brings me great joy? Which one of these listed would I actually give blood for?
Now they are narrowed down from 66 to 10 with only two common themes within them. These goals are some of the milestones along my journey to fulfill my joy…

If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. (John 15:10-11 ASV)


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