I know what it’s like to live in a world of distractions. It seems the world is intent on clamoring for our attention, promising satisfaction in achievement, fashion, entertainment, and yes, relationships.
But as daughters of the King, we’re called to turn our eyes away from the things of the world and be dazzled by Jesus. And there is no comparison. He is altogether lovely, the One Who is worthy of all our affection.
But too often, I don’t stop to look. I’m too busy to see the transformation that happens when we “with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Cor. 3:18).
I grew up in a Christian family, but my teenage years were filled with a lot of distraction. I wasn’t outwardly rebellious and I retained a sensitive heart toward the Lord, but my heart wasn’t fully there. I was too busy racing after academic success, musical skill, friendships … but I knew deep down there must be something more to the Christian life.
During my late teenage years, God graciously began to tear down walls in my life and opened my eyes to a clearer view of the holiness of God that left me forever changed. I saw the depth of my sin for the first time and my desperate need for Christ. Since then, the hope of the gospel has embedded itself more and more in my life as I’ve watched Christ soften my hard, stony heart and transform it through the reality of His sacrificial death in my place.
That’s why I write. This sweet gospel is something that must be embraced daily — and then shared with others. I want to get clearer and clearer views of Christ, and that so often happens as I walk (or rather stumble) through the joys and trials of life. I often fail, but God is always faithful to teach me along the way.
I love discipling girls, hiking Colorado’s amazing array of fourteeners, spending time with family and friends, and investing in my local church. I’m passionate about evangelism, missions, and encouraging other girls through writing. But most of all, I’m incredibly thankful for Jesus’ rescue of an undeserving sinner!
May God bless you as you seek Him wholeheartedly in a world full of distractions!