I forgot how much I liked blogging about faith. Things got away from me over the last few months due to starting grad school and moving to third shift at work. I'm FINALLY getting used to it though, and so I'm back at it with the blog!
Anyway, I ventured to the bookstore today. I'm starting to read Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman. I really like reading Christian living books. It helps me think about God and scripture in a new way, plus I just really like to read. I'm sure that this book will be influencing my blog posts in the coming days.
Here's the basics of the book:
"Are you a follower of Jesus? Don't answer too quickly. In fact, you may want to read this book before you answer at all. Consider it a 'Define the Relationship' conversation to determine exactly where you stand. You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower of Jesus. Or, you may be just a fan who admires Jesus but isn't ready to let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe you're not into Jesus, period. In any case, don't take the question---Are you a follower of Jesus?---lightly. Some people don't know what they've said yes to and other people don't realize what they've said no to, says Pastor Kyle Idleman. But Jesus is ready to clearly define the relationship he wants with his followers. Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way he loved, pray the way he prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave his all for you."
More to come soon. Hope this message finds everyone well!