Good Monday morning, sweet friends! I’m thrilled to share one more ingredient in the recipe for a life that is fixed on eternity. It’s not something I normally do, but I’m going to share a chapter right out of my free Bible study, Becoming You. (If you’d like to download the entire 10 week Bible study, just click this link! It’s FREE!)
It’s chapter 2 and is entitled, Addicted to Christ.
31 Ways to Make Your Eternity Intentional – Be Addicted to Christ
Addicted to Christ
There’s a new show called My Strange Addiction that centers on people who are addicted to anything from eating sheetrock to digging hair out of drains. Gross! I know. But in the real world people become addicted to the strangest things!
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the act of being addicted to something as to devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or obsessively. Sounds a lot like what the normal Christian life should look like, doesn’t it?
If we’re going to be women who walk with God, our hearts should first be addicted to Christ more than anything else – even more than our service for Him. Basking in His presence should be our obsession. Spending time on our face seeking His face and in His Word should be the passion of our hearts.
From Him alone, we find wisdom, faith, direction strength and courage.
If we’re going to place our feet in the imprint of God’s plan for our lives we must first tilt our hearts upward so we can hear His still small voice saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21). He delights in leading our hearts every surrendered step of the way.
You may be wondering if you will ever see your dreams come true – if you’ll ever walk in victory over a specific area in your life – if you’ll ever find freedom from your painful past – if you’ll ever see light at the end of your tunnel – if you’ll ever get past the limbo season you find yourself in.
Don’t lose heart, sweet friend. Don’t lose faith. God delights in doing exceedingly, abundantly above all you could ask or think! Your “new thing” may be just around the corner…just a still small whisper away. But you’ve got to spend time with Him if you’re going to hear Him say, “This is the way, walk in it”
Commitment is key. Addiction is obsessive.
So commit to habitually and obsessively seek His face – then stand back and watch Him open the eyes of your understanding and part the Red Sea of your circumstances as you become who you were created to be right before your very eyes!
STEP 2: COMMIT TO SEEK HIS FACE
Psalm 32:8 “The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’”
Isaiah 48:17 “This is what the LORD says–your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.’”
Develop a passionate and consistent time with the Savior. You can’t hear from God unless you spend time with Him. So establish a time, a place & a plan.
WHEN (Time): _____________________________________________________
WHERE (Place): ____________________________________________________
WHAT (Bible reading plan): ___________________________________________
WRITE (Journal your reading and prayer time with the Lord): _______________
What is it you need to see the Lord do in your life right now to help you move forward in your journey? Write it out and then begin to pray about it as you commit to seeking His face and make your eternity intentional.