No student of God’s ways is ever satisfied with the superficial.
As Abraham, Isaac and Jacob dug wells for their generation, we too have dug a well for ours. JosiahJude is a well for the student of God’s ways. A well for the sojourner who at their core has what God is looking for. He was nothing more than a shepherd, and a very young one at that, living in the little village of Bethlehem. Yet God said, in effect, “You have what I’m looking for, young man. You are the future king of Israel.”
A student of God’s ways may be a parent, a professional, or simply a person God has chosen for a special work. And they know it. They may be seven, seventeen or seventy–it matters not the age or profession, only that their eyes are on the Living GOD and HIS on them.
The writings you will find on JOSIAHJUDE.ORG are for those whose heart’s are fully HIS. These writings are for the student who understands that between the day we are set apart for GOD’s use, and the day we begin our God-given assignment, is that period of much needed processing, pressure testing, and waiting, initiated by heaven for the purpose of our own development. Character over cleverness, integrity over a good impression, substance over the superficial, humility over pride, are just a few of the ways the LORD seeks to transform those HE has chosen for a special assignment. And since God’s methods of training almost always happen in solitude, obscurity and the monotonous day-to-day real life, we have dug a well for the chosen. Some content is original (written by us) but some content we pass along with (credit) from men and women who have journeyed before us, leaving us an incredible wealth of wisdom and much needed encouragement.
You will find that our content falls into one of four main categories:
- Spiritual (Formation) Development
- Personal Growth & Development
- The Discipline of Service
- The Discipline of Gratitude
Those who GOD has fully conquered may attest that we will never outgrow the need to diligently garden these four aspects of our personal lives. Regularly pulling out the weeds of ingratitude, complacency, self-driven interests and distractions, and the self-centerdness that creeps into the mission of living a life of service and devotion to God. We focus on these four because they will always remain a full-time standing priority for all those God has marked for Himself.
What may not one man do in one brief life, if he is willing to be simply a living conduit through which the power of God may descend to men? Why should you not be such a channel, my reader?F.B. Meyer
For HIS glory!