The last week and half I felt led by God to take a sudden time off from blogging and visits to Facebook. It was a trying time during which I needed to stay focused on the Truth. Maybe if the Lord leads me I can share this story with you some other time. Today I will focus on closing the topic of Prioritizing Christ. I would like to thank each and every one of the ladies who so graciously contributed and shared their testimonies.
As you noticed throughout this series the methods we use to help us prioritizing Christ differ not only from person to person but also from one stage to another. When I was single living at my parents’ home I was blessed to have every day hours at my disposal to spend reading the Bible, go through Bible study materials, writing and praying. At this stage in my life I have to be creative with the ways in which I use my free time because instead of having hours at a stretch I have minutes. I need to stay flexible and open to what the day brings and where I can plug in my quiet time. Sometimes my devotions consist of one line scripture verse and other times I am able to complete a couple of chapters. My eyes have been opened to the wonder of seeing Christ in my little daughter and loving husband. I’ve been amazed at how God can use an ordinary day and an ordinary activity to teach me life lessons. I’ve come to realize that making Christ a priority is not a list of Do’s, Don’ts, Cant’s and Wont’s. It is a matter of the heart. It is being open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, so that I can see the prints of His work in the everyday, seemingly small things of life.
Prioritizing Christ means allowing the Creator to interrupt my day. It is stepping out of my comfort zone, so He can shape me into the kind of daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife and mother God designed me to be. It is choosing to be vulnerable and pliable in order to have a steady growth in my relationship with the Lord. It can be intimidating and at times lonely. What has helped me to follow God’s design rather than yielding to the worldly pressure?
·Spending regular time in prayer and reading the Bible
·Involvement in local Bible teaching church
·Using resources to help understand what the Bible teaches – Bible studies. If you need ideas click here.
·Having friendships with other women who share the same faith.
·Having a slightly older (spiritually mature) woman mentor me.
I hope all of you were encouraged and challenged in your faith walk with the Lord. Prioritizing Christ is not a destination it’s a journey.
Walk with God and glorify His name.
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