I’ve been a Christian for many years I’ve read my Bible from cover-to-cover several times, I read verses daily. Why have I not memorized them, tattooed them on my heart, made them a part of who I am? The other day I was blessed to be part of a call with Mandisa. She was awesome, so down to earth & so filled with the love of Christ. She quoted scripture with ease, I was #Amazed. I need to get serious about getting the Word into my heart. I know that I know that I love God with all my heart, I know that I know He is my savior, I know that I know He’s my all in all. I know these things yet, I’ve not put His Word into me, they are a formidable tool & yet I’ve yet to commit them to my heart. Today that ends.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord” 1 Peter 3:15
“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” 2 Corinthians 5:21
That’s a good place to start. That’s really all it will take. I will right those verses out several times, I will say them out loud, I will map them, I will even try to use them in a conversation today. They will become part of who I am. Why is this so important to me? Because I made a choice long ago to live for Christ. I made a choice (a choice because He is such a gentleman He lets us choose) to commit myself to Him. I’ve been lazy the last few years. I’ve prayed, I’ve read the Word but, have I put anything to action lately? I don’t think so. Lord, forgive me for my selfishness. Lord, use me, change me, make me the person You had planned all along.
We’re in week 3 in our Bible study of “What Happens When Women Say Yes To God” by Lysa TerKeurst. I’m changing & I’m grateful. I need to change. Not because I was bad before but because I want more. I want more of Jesus. I want to be the woman of God He intended me to become. Heck, this blog is His outreach, I’m not a writer, I’m a wife, mom, grandma, HR coordinator. I’m not a writer yet the desire to put the words He has put into my head & heart have to get onto … paper (you know what I mean).
The time for change has come. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17. Lord, this is my prayer, change me, use me, I’m all yours! Amen.