The LORD Jesus Christ is the one I acknowledge as my complete source of life and inspiration. HE is the kindest, most true and gentle friend I know, always full of wisdom, truth, love, righteousness, life, holiness, grace, creative energy, integrity, light, joy, delight, knowledge, majesty, inspiration, faith, royalty, grace, eternity, redemption, renewal, forgiveness, power, wonder and purity. HIS unconditional love and unmerited favor surround me eternally.
Gratefully, when one is called into ministry, the LORD faithfully sends those instruments of impartation, encouragement, hope, instruction, refinement, faith, destiny, and vision to accompany us along our journey for intermittent seasons chosen by the Holy Spirit. For these rare and precious gifts from the Father of Lights, I am eternally grateful.
The Beginning ~ Purpose Defined
These writings are a synergistic and multi-textured weaving of excerpts from my personal journals, each one a unique thread of the colorful complex tapestry of life’s divine mysteries. A connection means to join, link, fasten together, unite or bind, to establish communication, to cause to be associated as in a personal relationship, to relate to or be in harmony with another person and/or one’s work. The journals are written with the lens that all of life is an education, a movement toward eternal understanding. A journal is defined as a book containing forms of worship for day hours, a daily record of happenings and a diary. Each day hold countless opportunities to change our thought patterns through divine revelations of the Holy Spirit. The first question the LORD asked of me in 1995 was “Will you Worship ME no matter what?” Then in 1997 HE added, “Will you count the cost of serving ME and serving ME alone?” Followed by “Will you serve MY People no matter what?” in 2000. And then “Will you love MY People no matter what? in 2005. The reader may notice in the journals these particular questions being presented to me by my ever faithful teacher, the Holy Spirit.
Additionally, the reader may notice throughout the journal the pronoun “He” used in reference to the Creator, the LORD God Almighty. The “He” is not in reference to a belief about God being a specific gender; rather the author believes God created gender. God is not female or male yet the Creator of both. In Protestant Christianity, one does not presume the use of the male pronoun “He” confirms a belief about gender. However, we do acknowledge that while Jesus Christ was on earth, he was of male gender as is historically recorded. We are in complete agreement with the perspective to fully see Christ Jesus, there is “neither male nor female” is to become aware that it is our humanity, not our gender that really matters before God (Galatians 3:28).
The acronym HE is symbolic of “Holy Eternal,” the acronym HIS is symbolic of “Holy Immanuel Savior,” and the acronym HIM is symbolic of “Holy Infinite Majesty.” The purpose is to provide a message within a message, an overt intentional act to honor ABBA ADONAI! The root languages of Hebrew and Greek are interchanged as they relate to the name of Jesus Christ (historical Greek heritage) and Yeshua (Jewish heritage).
As you read through this journal, I trust that you will experience a greater awe of the supernatural, divine, compassionate nature of ELOHIM. I pray the Holy Spirit will be the grid, the filter and the communication translator as you journey with me.
Yours for Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy, M.Div., Ordained Minister