What’s in a Name

You may be wondering about the title of my blog and its significance.  So I thought I’d share just a little bit about why I chose the particular title I did and what it means to me personally.  The title is based partly on my life experience so far but also on two particular verses from the Bible as well.  The reasoning behind the title is that I have always told people that my life has had its ups and downs but I also feel I am always on an upward trajectory.  Therefore, the verse from 2 Corinthians 3:18 comes to mind:

“And we all who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (NIV)   **I also like this version from The Living Bible: “We can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of the Lord. And, as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him.”

Not that I do this perfectly but more and more, little by little,  I can feel God changing and transforming me from the inside out!  And I hope that is begins to show on my outside too so that others begin to see a change in me over the years as well.  So that is the meaning behind the title of my blog: “Upward Trajectory.”

However, the tagline, “Learning to Live Life to the Full,” is one that is also very significant because for many years I felt I was not living the rich life God had called me to but was simply going through the motions of my Christian life with a sense of duty and obligation.  The tagline comes directly from John 10:10 where Jesus says,

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (NIV)

After reading this verse a few years back and having it resonate in my mind over and over again, I slowly began to understand its meaning for my life; That Jesus didn’t come just so I could have “a ticket to heaven” but He came that I might experience abundant life here on earth as well.  This realization was life-changing to say the least but also something that was a culmination of truths I had learned over the years from various places.  And so now, while my life may not be perfect, I feel I am learning more and more how to experience this rich, full life Jesus desires for me.  And that has made all the difference!