Who’s Wanda

Welcome Friends!

I’m Wanda L Ball.  I am a writer, blogger, self-published author – youth ministry bible study teacher, wife, mother, business professional and follower of Jesus Christ. Click Here to view my Amazon Author Page.

Following Jesus 101 Ministries encourages the Non-believer to follow and Christian believer to continue following Jesus Christ when life says, “Are you crazy?” on a daily basis.

A little more about me…

I was introduced to Jesus at the ripe old age of 5 yrs. in church service! Yes, I was young but God planted a seed within me that continued to grow as I became an adult. My life as a Christian hasn’t been easy…. Satan is known to throw a curve ball at you from time to time!

I tried doing things my way by running away from his calling on my life.  However, I just couldn’t seem to shake off his loving grace when I was in the world sinning!

No, I’m not perfect. I’m sure we can swap stories of all the struggles, sin and doubt one goes through in this life. Family struggles. Professional struggles. Personal struggles. Satanic struggles. Christian struggles. 

As long as we are on earth we. will. have. struggles. period!

But that’s why Jesus came. That’s where GRACE, LOVE and FORGIVENESS comes in! He came and died to allow you and me to overcome our struggles. He said that life would not be easy. But He also said that He would be with us along the way. (John 16:33)

He promised to never leave us or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6) He will be with us until the end of time. (Matthew 28:20) He’s a friend that sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24) He’s our everything.

I’ve been a Christian writer for 20+ years, a published author, business owner for 10+ years and real estate professional for over 15+ years. Praise God! These are great achievements that God has allowed me to accomplish. I will always write for God, but these man-made accolades really don’t matter in the scope of things.

What matters is that I’m saved and will spend an eternity with Jesus, because I’ve decided that his plans for me are far greater than my own!

So, how do you learn how to follow Jesus?

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Following Jesus 101 is simply choosing to have a personal relationship with Him through faith, prayer and his truth experienced in the Bible. One on One. It’s getting to know Him and Him getting to know you (even though He already knew you before you were born).

Mother Theresa once said, “I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” Everyone has a calling and gift! Why are you here? What has God called you to do?

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)

As a follower of Christ, you must allow Him to lead and guide you through life’s journey of ups and downs – trusting that the downs have an ultimate purpose and meaning – for your good.  It also means that you have to leave old habits and sinful ways behind. I invite you to join me on this journey to discover your calling!

I love this snippet from DesiringGod.com: “Following Jesus always means leaving something. You can’t continue to be all you were, and simply add him into your routine. But whatever you’re asked to leave behind — even the most precious relationships — will pale next to all that you receive, now and on your thrones forever. True followers do not fit Jesus in and around their other relationships and priorities, but make him their first love and highest priority — and the lens through which they see and enjoy all else.”

Do you know Jesus?

If you don’t know Jesus, I would love for you to discover everlasting joy and peace that you can experience today – right where you are! Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. If you are ready to give your life to Jesus Christ today, follow him and live with Him for eternity –

Pray this prayer…

Lord, I am a sinner. I’m just a beginner. Please forgive me of my sins and come into my heart. I believe that you are the Living Savior Jesus Christ who died on the cross for my sins. I believe that you rose on the third day and will come back again one day to take me home to be with you in heaven for eternity. In Jesus name I pray. Amen (read John 3:16)

If you prayed this prayer and have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior – Welcome to the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Of Christ!

Tools to grow in your personal spiritual development

Personal spiritual development begins with believing and following Jesus Christ. We do this through faith. Our spirituality grows and matures through:

  • Prayer (regularly conversing with God).
  • Becoming students of His word and teachings (being disciples).
  • Sharing the blessings of our spirituality with others (evangelizing).
  • Giving God glory and praise through speech, behavior, and songs (worship).
Here’s some help to get you started – if you’re still on the fence, A beginner, renewed or even A seasoned believer…

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I would also love to be of service to you! If you have a question, comment or just need a simple prayer to get through – please do so below…

Be blessed,

Wanda