When I was growing up, my mom had a trick to help me get used to the foods that I didn’t like – eat a small amount every time its served. With this strategy, I learned to like pretty much everything, except canned peas (still can’t do them).
In some respects, I think the same strategy works with Jesus. While we know that He is “good” for us, sometimes He’s not always what we “want.” Sometimes we want frothy, superficial, unhealthy, quick fix answers to the deep issues of our heart. But I’ve found that when I bring even a little bit of Jesus to the issues in my life, at first I may not “like” His meddling, but the more space I give Him to manuever in my life, the more I like the results. In fact, I find that I’m getting to the point where I much prefer His answers & solutions to my own attempts to “fix” stuff. So here’s my suggestion, whatever place you’re at in life w Jesus, pls consider adding a little more of Him into your life (maybe you could include Him in your marriage a little more, maybe you could ask Him to raise your awareness of Him at your job or school, perhaps you might consider reading a Psalm or Proverb every day, . . . .). One of my fb friends gave me the EXTREMELY cool idea about praying for her when I re-heat my coffee (an almost daily routine). The idea of adding more of Jesus into your life can apply to any & everyone so please don’t “exempt” yourself because of your background, or experiences. 🙂
What are some other ways you might consider adding a little more of Jesus to your life?