Prone to Wander

Whether you have been a Christian for five days or fifty years, it is easy to wander away from God. As much as we love Him, sometimes our desires, our friends or even the daily grind distract us from pursuing Christ. We easily forget the truths in the Bible and begin to doubt and question our relationship with God. Sometimes we wander away for a season and sometimes we wander away for years. The founders of Prone to Wander LA started their company to encourage others to stay focused in their walk with Christ.

Prone to Wander LA began when friends turned sister-in-laws, Yna and Milcah both quit their day jobs. One had just become a mom and their other was in a field that she just knew that she wasn’t called to be in. They looked at the resources the Lord had already put in their hands-their skill set, influences and the community they belonged in-and created something with it.

Their name came from the beautiful hymn “Come Thou Fount.” They recognized how easy it is to stray away and it has become their goal to design products that becomes a source of encouragement and reminder for every day. Prone To Wander LA creatively brings God’s Word in the little things we carry, wear, or see every day.


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Come Thou Fount by Chris Rice


Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here there by Thy great help I’ve come
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

Oh, that day when freed from sinning
I shall see Thy lovely face
Clothed then in the blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy wondrous grace
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry
Take my ransomed soul away
Send Thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let that goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above


Risen Reflections

Encourage a friend. Whether you know someone that has just come to know Christ or has been a believer for a long time, it is always fun to encourage someone else in their relationship with Christ. It can be something as simple as writing them an encouraging verse and what it means to you or getting them a special little gift. It could be a phone case from Prone to Wander with a verse or encouraging word on it, a book that has helped you in your walk with Christ or maybe even a CD. Think back on the times that others encouraged you and what they did. Pray and ask God to show you someone in your life that needs encouragement. Ask them if they want to grab coffee. You can take time to share how you came to Christ, what He is teaching you in your life or even some of the struggles you have had and how God has helped you. Ask them how you can pray for them and commit to praying for them.


Return to God. Each of us has a heart that is prone to wander. For some it a fleeting decision and for others it is years of living a life apart from Christ. Wherever you are at, God wants you to return to Him. He loves you regardless of what you have done. Take a moment and talk to God. Ask Him for forgiveness for what you have done. If you need help getting out of your situation pray and ask someone to help you. It might be a pastor, ministry leader, family member or friends. God has given us people in our lives that care about us and can help us. Ask them to hold you accountable to things you no longer want to do and even places that you cannot return to because they might bring you down.


Live out your calling. Just like founders of Prone to Wander recognized that God was moving them into a different season of life, God has a calling for each of our lives. He has created each of us to be unique and given us gifts and talents that He wants us to use to glorify Him. If you are having trouble identifying what your gifts and talents are, ask your close friends, family or small group leader what gifts and talents they see in you. There are even spiritual gifts tests that you can take that can help you as well. Take time this week to pray and ask God how you can best use your talents to glorify Him. It might mean a career change. It might mean volunteering or starting a ministry. It could even be continuing what you are doing but just refocusing it.


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