Thursday, September 12, 2013
I was reflecting today, and my mind went to a time when my children were younger. Our older daughter was probably in first or second grade. She asked me a question that was in her Sunday school paper. It was a question that I have never forgotten. She asked, “How as being a Christian changed your life?” I have to confess, until that moment, I had not given too much thought to how knowing Christ had affected my life. As I began to answer the question, I had the joyful realization that my decision to follow Christ had changed my life in some dramatic ways. First, I had problems learning, and I remember crying out to God to help me learn to read so that I could read the Bible. God, in his grace, chose to answer that young girl’s prayer. Later, I wanted to go to college. As I was thinking about colleges, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I knew that I had a desire to go to a Christian college. My decision to follow God was even reflected in the man I dated and married. I knew I could never date or marry someone whose love for God was not evident. Over the years, there have been other decisions that I have made based upon my relationship with God. Do I regret any of them? Absolutely not! I am convinced that I am the person I am because Of Christ and his working in my life. I can honestly say that there is not one area of my life that has not been impacted by my decision to love God. So I want to ask you, my friends, “How as being a Christian changed your life?” Are there some things that are dramatically different because of your relationship with God? If not, why not? Let God take over every part of your life.