What is the Journey?

We are born, and we die.
The time in between we call life.

 

I recently read a story entitled,  The Dash “-.” I had heard it years ago and the first time I had heard the phrase, I immediately thought of a sprint or quick movement. Other definitions refer to dash as breaking something to pieces. This definition of dash reminds me of Psalm 2:9 where the Lord will destroy His enemies by dashing them to pieces like pottery. However, the dash I’m writing about today is not about breaking something nor is it about doing something quickly. No, the dash I speak of is the time between our birth and the day we enter eternity. The dash is the small line between these two significant dates. That line, “the dash,” is our journey.

This journey is not easy, though there will be some smooth terrain at times. There will be times when we will enjoy that dash and other times when we will wish it was over. If we focus on the pleasures of the world, we will be more disappointed than happy. That is because our journey is not our own. In fact, the journey is not even about us. It is all about our Creator and bringing Him honor and glory.  As we get started, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. We did not choose the day of our birth.
  2. We do not know the day of our death.
  3. What we can choose is who or what we will serve.

We were created to love God and enjoy Him forever. Sadly, not everyone knows or believes this. I would like you to keep this in mind as you follow me on my journey and as you reflect on your own. Just as a building needs a foundation to get started; we need to have a starting point as well. A place where we can look back and see the distance that the Lord has taken us. It will help us focus on what lies ahead and also help us get back on track or maintain the path we are on.

I encourage you to build your foundation on the Lord Jesus Christ. I hope to expound on this in the future, but for now, seek to know Him by crying out to Him. If you have a relationship with Jesus, start your new journey by renewing your heart and life to become more like Him.

I hope that my “dash” will help you to find freedom in the dash Maker, Jesus Christ.

 1 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

[Rom 12:1-2 CSB]

Why jprimus.com? (About this blog)

Welcome friends. I am glad you are here. I will briefly explain why I felt led to create this website. Around 2012 God challenged to find a way to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. The problem is that all the people that I work with profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. That leaves only sales people and delivery people, many of which already have a relationship with the King of kings. Since I prefer staying at home most of the time, how can I tell people about the One who saves?

Before I disclose the obvious answer, I would like to give you a little background information. Back in 2015, a friend informed me of some vitamins and supplements that he and his wife had been taking which helped them out tremendously. As my family and I were previous owners of a health food store with two locations, I scrutinized the product and company a great deal. After my research and trial period was over (about six months) I discovered that both company and supplements were top-notch. You’re probably thinking, what do vitamins have to do with blogging? Well, an independent associate of the company gave me some great marketing tips on how to promote the supplements (to help others gain greater health while earning compensation) and one of the tips was to create a personal brand (marketing yourself to a group of people who share common goals) using social media, vlogging, and blogging. That was back in early 2017 and so here I am a year later finally launching this thing.

So am I disclosing parts of my life so that I can be used by God to win souls for Christ or to pay some extra bills? Yes. Ultimately, my goal is to encourage and equip believers in Christ to fulfill the Great Commission and their individual calling. This is summed up in a statement the Lord gave me in 2004, “help lead multitudes to freedom & teach them to lead other multitudes to freedom”. However, it would also be nice to use the skills I have obtained to help pay off student loans and such.

Friends, a wise man once told me to enjoy the journey. You and I are not at our final destinations yet. We have growing, teaching, helping, leading, and more growing to do. There is much to be done and if you can read this post, you are living and breathing, and you have a purpose to fulfill. Let us accept the journey we are on and do our very best. I look forward to assisting you on this journey we call life.

1 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

[Heb 12:1-2 CSB]