So what changed? Here are the top 3 things that I changed in my life:
I had to stop doing things my way. I gave God control sometimes. And usually that was the times when things were so bad that I had no choice but to hand it over to HIM. I am a very logical person but it took me years to figure out: Why wait until things have gotten so bad?
Paul’s word in Galatians 2:20 helped me do that, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,who loved me and gave himself for me.”
I needed HIM to take over control for my entire life!
Daily Seeking HIM
God is #1 in my life. It took me a very long time to get to this point but thanking my God for HIS grace and mercy in staying with me until I got here.
Because HE is important to me I want to be in HIS presence daily. I want to hear what he has to say in HIS word and I want to talk with HIM (or several times throughout the day).
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
I seek HIM every single day. We have to be diligently seeking him.
Discipline Discipline is key. I can’t say that I love God and not be disciplined in seeking HIM daily. For me that includes putting an alarm on my phone to pray five (5) times a day. That doesn’t include the in between when I have to pray on the spot for guidance on a conversation, situation or answer. My life is full of meetings and always on the go. I get so caught up in things that seeking Christ during my work day was put on the back burner. I knew that to change that I needed an alarm. I schedule alarms for meetings, tasks and other things… why not for my time with Christ!
I am disciplined in waking up each morning reading HIS word. I hated waking up early, but now before my eyes are even open, my consciousness wakes me up in prayer. As I walk to my inner room (prayer room) I am in a state of prayer and worship.
I am disciplined in fasting. Again fasting doesn’t come easy for me, but I have seen the amazing results from it which includes me growing deeper in my relationship with Christ.
The thing with Discipline is that it doesn’t matter how you do it… just do it.
Hebrews 12:11 reminds us that “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet.
A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman.
After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change.
No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship.
As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others.
Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers.
My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge.
I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.
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Loved your encouraging words and I’ve shared you link with several other woman
Glory to God. Prayerful blessings Teresa.