Popular singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks says her perspective on life — and her faith in Jesus Christ — was completely transformed after her son was born earlier this year.
Sparks and her husband, Dana Isaiah Thomas, welcomed their son into the world on May 2. In a recent interview with The Christian Post the performer shared that her new role as a mother profoundly enriched her religious convictions.
“Having my son completely changed my perspective on everything,” she told the news outlet, adding, “My faith became so much deeper because I caught a glimpse of the love the Father has for us.”
Among other things, Sparks said her prayer life has grown exponentially since she gave birth to her son this spring. The Grammy-winning singer said she prays over 4-month-old DJ every night, asking the Lord to guide the “choices he makes, the people he meets and everything that’s going to happen in his life.”
“I pray, ‘Lord, let him be strong when he needs to be, let him be kind in certain moments, let him be soft in certain moments, let him be compassionate, let him be passionate about other things and other people,’” she said.
Sparks, 28, said her prayers often give way to “a whole bunch of other” topics, depending on just how long it takes her young son to drift off to sleep.
The “Battlefield” singer said having a child made her and her husband “so aware that we need to set a good, godly example for him, because he’s going to be looking to us.” That hyperawareness, she noted, has made her relationship with God “so real” to her.
Sparks also credited her husband for her strengthened faith, noting that Thomas has been faithfully reminding and encouraging her to read her Bible and study her devotional. The pop star’s husband, whom she married in July 2017, often sends her messages of encouragement throughout the day.
While Sparks grew up in a Christian home and first came to faith when she was just 4 years old, it wasn’t until 2016 that she truly owned her faith and began taking her convictions seriously.
“I got down to a point where I felt so far away from Jesus and I questioned whether He was listening to me,” she recalled. “He smacked me on the head on Easter 2016 and said to me, ‘I’m here. I’ve always been here. You just have to come close to me.’ It changed the moment of my faith and my life, as well.”
It was at that moment Sparks realized where to find true joy — in the Gospel message and not from the world. She said her perspective on life and her faith “totally changed” in that season.
“It changed the things I said ‘yes’ to and the things I said ‘no’ to, and it made me realize that my joy doesn’t come from this world,” Sparks said. “My joy comes from Jesus and knowing that if all of this fell away, if I lost everything, I’d still be OK.”
(H/T: The Christian Post)