about roberta

The most important thing to know about me is that I love Jesus Christ. My life has been radically transformed by the Gospel of grace. I used to live for this world—conforming to its values and seeking its treasures. My pursuit of “happiness,” however, was fleeting, and nothing of this world could fill the void deep within my heart. By grace, I heard and understood the Gospel. I realized my purpose is in God, and that through Christ’s forgiveness I can have an eternal relationship with my Creator. Christ’s love is better than life, and I long for my life to point only to Him! He must become greater; I must become less.

Honesty and transparency are very important to me. In my writing I write from a place  of brokenness. If I boast may I only boast in the things that show my weakness. I hope you can relate to my imperfection and find solace in our Savior.

With love,

This is what I pray may be true of my life:
7But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as [one combined] loss for Christ's sake.
    8Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One),
    9And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.
    10[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
    11That if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].
    12Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.
    13I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
    14I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.
-Philippians 3:7-14, amplified version