Becoming One: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 7
When I first gave my life to Christ, my walk, my attitude, and my lifestyle were not in alignment with His word. Although I had been called, I was not fully aware that it was going to take time to make the change and combine my work, home, and church life into one. I felt like I had multiple personalities. Have you ever felt like this?
As a new believer I struggled, and sometimes still struggle, to bring all of myself into alignment with Christ. But I desire to have a consistent walk where all areas of my life reflect His character. I had to be taught that the Holy Spirit would lead me into all truths and that this wouldn’t be an overnight process.
Some steps I have taken and continue to take are:
Having a willing spirit to learn and grow. I have acknowledged and will continue to confess that I’m not always right and that I don’t know everything. “Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.” Proverbs 12:1
I had to be around like-minded people. I had to attend church and bible study regularly and learn the word of God. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25 KJV
And I had to have personal studies and prayer time at home. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
By doing these things…over time, I’m learning how to incorporate Christ into every area of my life.
Below are two books that God has inspired me to write. "The Flip Side" which is available now and "Blinded By Sight, The Heart Matters" coming soon.
So… what’s this book about?
“The Flip Side” depicts the possible feelings and emotions of lesser-known Biblical characters as they navigated their lives in the shadows of the more popular characters in the Bible. While the Bible gives us snippets of their stories, we are usually left in the dark about their true motives, desires, and thoughts concerning the situations they are in. However, one certainty is that despite how little we know about these characters, they were often the catalysts to pivotal moments in the main characters’ lives.
So… what’s this book about?
Join me on a journey of self-discovery. “Blinded by Sight - The Heart Matters” is a compilation of short biblical devotions. These stories are not conclusive. They are depictions of how God is revealing my heart to me.
My prayer is, Lord, make it real for me, show me your heart, show me my heart, and give me the wisdom to change what hinders my relationship with you. I am learning that my perception is my biggest obstacle it affects my mind, what I think, and how I process my experiences. What I have experienced in my mind is expressed through my feelings and these experiences dictate my choices either consciously or subconsciously.
This devotional will allow you to explore and evaluate your past and present situations that have hindered you from seeing the heart of the matter. Simply put, look at the heart – it does matter. Your future depends on it!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4