I surfed on to a wonderful forum the other day: Women at Home
These women are wonderful and I'm enjoying the posts. One of the sections they have is the QOTD (Question of the Day) and I wanted to share my answer for yesterday.
April 27th - How, when, where, why did you get saved? Were you born into christianity or did you find it along your way? What's your history in Christ?
Here's my answer:
What an awesome question! I came to know the Lord when I was a little girl living in England. I can remember being in the livingroom with my parents at the time. It's a vague memory, but I've since reprayed the prayer to be sure.
I grew up in a Christian home and had a relationship with the Lord, but it wasn't until about two years ago that I came to realize how shallow that relationship has been. God has been tearing down a lot of the old crumbly foundation and trying to rebuild a new solid one, but I seem to keep grabbing the old ones and trying to put them back together.
I'm struggling right now with giving God the control. I do it for a little bit and then snatch it back. Yet, all I want to do is release it all and experience the total freedom he has for me. Why am I my biggest stumbling block? Arg.
Anyway, I've grown up trying to please everyone and worrying about how things 'look' to others and God's asking me to release all that and only focus on pleasing him. I want to obey, but I take my eyes off of him and land in a mess again which is where I am at the moment.
How's that for a rambling answer.
My thoughts today:
I've known OF the Lord all my life, but I've only had an aquaintance level relationship. I've had times of close encounters that have left me awed by God's glory, but then I ignore him and do my own thing. I make excuses for why I'm not spending time with him or I procrastinate on it. What kind of relationship is that? I think about my husband and how our marriage would be if I put in so little effort.
It's time I renewed a commitment to the One who really should be first in my life. I need to put God on the throne and take myself and whatever else distracts me OFF! He needs to become all consuming in my life because then and only then will everything else line up properly. Does this mean an easy life? Absolutely NOT. It simply means he gives me everything I need to persevere: grace, peace, joy...and so much more. Who am I to reject his gifts? I'm so small yet so very loved.
How about you? How would you answer the questions? Feel free to leave a comment with your answer or start a thread in the forum over on the left under A Mini Meander.