“Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”
Billy Graham, an American evangelist who is still quoted to this day. One of the most influential-Christian leaders to ever live. His statement seems to be true. In today’s society, religion is something you have to strive for and once you finally reach something tangible, presence is deemed unattainable. We find our purpose in man and forget that it’s actually in the hands of the creator of the universe. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Graham said it best. Conversion is a daily process. It’s a process in which you have to say yes to every day and through Him only will you find fulfillment.
Accepting Jesus into your heart is an amazing decision. But, choosing to live in such a way where Jesus is the only option can be challenging. Hence, having to wake up every day and choose Jesus again and again. Converting to “Christianity” isn’t a choice you make just once. It’s a choice to you have to make everybody by saying “Yes” to Jesus and giving him recognition for what He did on the cross for you. The earth has its temptations but fear not, Jesus is your strength. As you grow in relationship with God, the more you’ll want to know and encounter Him.
Surrender vs. Conversion
I believe that’s what Billy Graham meant when He said, “it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.” That’s not to say that you won’t experience life’s ups and downs. But, you’ll have Jesus by your side experiencing those things with you. Molding you and refining you in the process we call life. Oh, what a beautiful surrender. Isn’t that what conversion is all about? Surrender? Committing your life to someone or something in full belief?
Conversion is a daily choice to know and to be known. At the end of the day, the same question remains. Who do you want to be known by? The world, or the creator of the heavens and the earth?
John 1:10-13, “He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
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