It’s Never About the Rules
I’ve been a Christian most of my life. If you use the term “Christian” as a demographic qualifier, then I’ve been a Christian all of my life.
I grew up in a Christian home with two devoted Christian parents. I grew up going to a Christian church. I went to a Christian college and then to a Christian seminary. You can’t get more Christian than all that.
But I haven’t always been a Christ-follower. That came later.
It came during my college and seminary years, when I understood I was being called to the pastoral ministry. I wanted to know more about Jesus and the work He wanted me to do.
The more I found out about Jesus, the more I wanted to know. The more I knew, the more I wanted to find out.
I’m not a philosopher. I’m not a theologian. I’m just a guy who’s trying to figure out how to make his life work.
And here’s what I found out: it works better with Jesus.
I became a better husband. I became a better father. I became a better friend. I became a better pastor—and it all began when I began to talk deeply with Jesus in prayer.
My life changed when I shared my secrets and fears with Jesus.
When I experienced His forgiveness and knew the joy of His grace, I wanted everyone to know what I had discovered in Jesus. That works pretty well because it’s what I get to do as a pastor.
Everyone is into apologetics now. Everyone wants to argue about proofs and points. That’s fine. I guess someone has to do it.
But for me, arguing about whether or not Jesus is real is like a fish arguing about water. For me, I’ve found out that knowing the love of Christ makes me a more loving person.
Following Him is the only way I can make my life work. For me, it’s just not complicated. It’s not easy, but it’s not complicated.
Please register for a free account to view this content
We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!
Already a member? Login to iDisciple