Welcome, Friends!

I am so excited to introduce you to BECOMING Magazine! What you see and read today is the culmination of a 2 year journey that began when God spoke to my heart one Sunday morning. I sat in church a happy, but tired, mother of 2 (with one soon to be on the way).  Life was good and I was blessed, but spiritually, I was just going through the motions. So, the Lord sent me a message that morning: “Shannon, you are not giving me your BEST.”  He was right.

In this day and age, it’s easy to be lulled into a state of mediocrity.  We live in a world where truth is relative, all is permissible if it “feels right”, and people work way too hard for temporal things.  We don’t worship the Living God, but one we’ve designed to fit our personal needs and desires.  And we’ve started to believe our cultures’ lie that being “a good person” is enough.

But God didn’t design us to be “good enough”; He designed us for righteousness in Christ.  Are we striving for it?

I think about our lives… we’re so busy.  Giving our best to God requires a lot.  But I believe our hearts are full of a desire to live a purposeful life that brings glory to Him.  That’s essentially what this magazine is about: exploring how we can commit our lives more fully to Him.  In each issue, we’ll focus on one particular aspect of BECOMING an imitator of Christ in our personal lives, our marriages, our families and our communities.

On this earth, we’ll never reach a point of spiritual “doneness”. Until the day we die, we are continually BECOMING who God wants us to be.  My sincerest hope is that God will use the content of these pages to transform our lives and that we’ll begin to measure ourselves not by the world’s standards, but by His.  Please join me with your heart, mind, soul, and strength determined to give God your firstfruits, the best of you, everyday you can manage it.

Your sister on the journey,

Shannon Basso

Editor, BECOMING Magazine