Making Jesus Your Choice: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 3
Starting your life with Christ is a journey, not a destination. Transformation of the mind is required when you dedicate your life to Christ. This journey is filled with challenges, trials, and tribulations, so believers must remember to be kind to ourselves as it takes time to change how we see and respond to them.
As a new believer, I didn't readily recognize God or attribute the things that happened in my life to Him. I didn't know his voice, but over time that has changed (although sometimes I still don't). The scripture that comes to mind is Romans 1:19-21a - "For the truth about God is known to them instinctively; God has put this knowledge in their hearts. Since earliest times men have seen the earth and sky and all God made, and have known of his existence and great eternal power. So they will have no excuse when they stand before God at Judgment Day. Yes, they knew about him all right, but they wouldn’t admit it or worship him or even thank him for all his daily care." So, I knew God existed, but I didn't consciously worship or thank Him for my daily care.
We all have those thank you, Jesus’ moments in times of panic, and things turn out well. But, when I learned more about Christ, I began to give thanks in all things, the good, the bad, and the ugly. He's kept me through all of it.
Although I attended church as a child with my mother and learned some of His teachings, but what we learned wasn't practiced at home, so there was no reinforcement of the word. However, God is faithful because now he pulls hymns out of my spirit that were deposited from my childhood. My journey with Him started out a long time ago, there's no doubt in my mind; I’ve decided to make Jesus my choice.
Be committed for a lifetime. “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalms 37:5
Acknowledge God in your life. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Your spirit is always active even when you think it’s not. “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:10
By doing these things…over time, I’ve been 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" and "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters" both available now.
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