I am resurrecting this blog, starting now.
I’m now attending Millar College of the Bible. This place has God residing in it, for sure. There is a wonderful emphasis on prayer here that is challenging me and convicting me. I admit that I have become a “chat” pray-er.
“Hey, God. How’s it going? I had a good day today. I like so-and-so. I bet you like him too, huh? Hey, what did you think of chapel today? I liked the songs.”
My generation is turning into a social network defined culture. People are not friends until it is confirmed on facebook. We do not write letters or phone people. We chat and text. We spend our time playing video games or watching youtube videos. This is our alternate reality.
This is barely an exaggeration, and we all know it to be true.
I feel as if I personally have dumbed myself down. I am feeling very convicted nowadays about this truth:
Philippians 2:5-7 “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.”
Since I’m a child of Jesus, I inherit the freedom that comes from redemption. As a follower of Jesus, I strive to be like Him. He had perfect freedom, but he didn’t live according to his freedom. He became a servant for us, because he loved us so very much! As a child of Christ, I am in perfect freedom, but I mustn’t live according to it. I must live according to love.
What does that entail?
I think a good place for me to start would be to stop merely chatting with God. He loves His people so much that he doesn’t want them to be merely mentioned in passing to Him. His heart breaks for the people of the world! Why doesn’t mine? Why am I so impassive? I pray that – though it will be painful and intense – I will learn to live according to love.