This blog documents the True Story of finding and beginning to experience the Pearl of Great Price AS IT HAS HAPPENED since January 2013.
I have always been the man of great purpose. Making money. Giving it to worthy causes. Starting and growing businesses. Helping people of all sorts. Raising a family. Learning the Bible. Helping at church. Trying to be Holy. You understand. On and on.
Along the way, I realized that all of these great purposes fell under a single goal/purpose – which was to be a Very Good Christian. I believed that was the best primary purpose for my life (of any life, really). And for 30 years, I lived with that as my purpose. But there was great pressure and stress to be that Very Good Christian, measuring up to God’s impossible standards. No one has worked harder than I did, I would think. But I was very unhappy if you looked ‘neath the surface. I had depression, anxiety, anti-depressant medicine, addictions of various kinds, verbal abuse at home, etc. because I found that I wasn’t really very good at becoming a Very Good Christian. But, I persisted. Taking up my cross daily, you understand. But I felt I wasn’t making it. And I wasn’t. I didn’t measure up to God’s standard, even a bit. I felt condemned most of the time.
Well, once I understood the 100% Grace of God, I realized that my goal had already been entirely accomplished. That I was already a PERFECT CHRISTIAN because of God’s Jesus Plan. When I figured that out – that I had
worked BELIEVED my way out of a job and out of my primary purpose for living. I no longer had a PURPOSE in the sense that we typically think of a purpose. In order to have a purpose, one would need to find something very important that was not yet done that needed to be done. But, Grace tells me that “It is Finished!!!” Or, said another way, “It is Done!!!” Nothing left to do. Nothing undone. No purpose left. Nothing of this sort, anyway.
Well, today, with my purpose finished, I am living in the glow of this Finished Work. So, I spend my days enjoying being loved by God and His lavish Grace and provision for me. And the thing I like the VERY BEST and to which I commit my most time by FAR is learning about, writing about, talking about, reading about and thinking about the 100% Grace of God that has turned me into the happiest person I personally know. But I don’t do these Grace related activities because of any obligation or because God needs me to do them. They are my favorite activities. I’m doing what I want to do.
Life is great. I thought I’d have to wait for heaven to experience this. But, I didn’t have to wait.