There are some days where I take about ten hours searching the world wide web on people, blogs, websites, organizations, and leaders who live Luke 9:23 like it’s tattooed on their foreheads. I study on the world changing things they’re doing, their words of wisdom, and eventually reach out and connect with them.
One sunny August day I came across the website, “Your Path His Plan,” read her testimony, and my jaw hit the floor (seriously, read it here). Little did I know, this godly woman not only grew up in Michigan, attended the same church I do, but we also have mutual friends! I don’t base that off of mere “coincidence” but rather God’s divine appointment bringing two of His Michigander blogger daughters together. Meet Amy!
I am originally from Oxford, Michigan, but I am currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. I am a traveling speaker/evangelist and I also write and blog. I grew up Christian, but I fell away and lived a very reckless life for a while. After a series of devastating events, I had a dream where Jesus spoke to me and it changed everything. In 2011 I fully gave my entire life to the Lord and now the rest is history! I play the piano. I love going to museums and learning about history. Traveling is probably my absolute favorite thing to do. Shopping and putting together new outfits is fun to pass time. And as for a random fact: I have an incredible boyfriend who loves Jesus and has a killer voice.
fashion meets God: As I was looking through your Instagram, I couldn’t help but notice you’ve got an eye for style! Who or what do you gain style inspiration from?
Amy Basel: Well thank you! Actually, my style changes every day so my inspiration is actually just filtered through modesty. I’ll wear pretty much anything as long as it covers me and honors God. But if you really want specifics, I absolutely love the brand Free People.
fmG: What is your ultimate favorite accessory and why?
AB: My ultimate favorite accessory is my silver ring that is engraved with the name of my Savior, “Jesus.” I have been wearing it since 2011 and I have never gone a day without it. That ring represents my vow to always follow Him no matter what the cost.
fmG: From writing to traveling and speaking in various places, what are your wardrobe tips to other on-the-go women?
AB: My wardrobe tips are very simple:
- Cover up & keep it modest.
- Shop cheap. Designer brands are fun, but not necessary.
- A good necklace can always tie any outfit together.
- May ripped jeans always be your “go-to” staple piece.
fmG: Your testimony is so powerful. God’s transformation of you and your previous lifestyle has been an inspiration to others ready to live the life He has destined them for. What is your advice for someone who has also been made new, yet constantly looks back to their past and their former-self discouraged?
AB: You can’t move forward in faith when you keep looking back to your past with fear! Here are two scriptures that will remind you of your NEW identity in Christ Jesus:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
fmG: “Your Path His Plan” is a hub of empowering resources from blog posts to podcasts and videos. What are your favorite verses that empowers you to continue on the path God has called for you?
AB: I love the Word of God, so I could give you tons of scriptures that empower me, but I will provide you with three that I stand on every single day!
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. – Acts 20:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. – 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. – Revelation 22:12
fmG: Where would you like to see YPHP in the future?
AB: I desire for YPHP to continuously proclaim boldly and unapologetically the Lordship of Jesus Christ to the entire world. Whether it be through the avenue of writing, speaking, missions work, or music, we as believers have a mandate to preach the Gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15), and YPHP will always hold reverence to that.
Thank you, Amy, for being so raw and passionate of how God has transformed your life which is now being used as an inspiring testimony and encouragement to others around the country. God bless you!
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“A Christian is one who recognizes Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, as God manifested in the flesh, loving us and dying for our redemption; and who is so affected by a sense of the love of this incarnate God as to be constrained to make the will of Christ the rule of his obedience, and the glory of Christ the great end for which He lives.”
– Charles Hodge