Sunday, August 28, 2005

Procrastination

is what I'm best at I think. There should have been a major for us. But, since there's not, I'm moonlighting as a Public Health student.

On to a more thought provoking topic, I have been thinking a lot about how to tell a non-believer about my faith lately. Not that it's come up, but I feel like it will soon for some reason. Maybe because it's becoming so much more real to me now. Growing up in a very deep south, evangelical, Bible belt box I can be quite the cynic about things of those nature now. All I did were blindly follow rules that I didn't even know why I believed. Jesus met me on the floor of my dorm room one night during my freshman year of college though, and I think that that was the turning point. It became real, it became my own. I no longer believed in Him because my parents or my youth minister or anyone else did, but because I had met Him myself. Since then I have run the gamut of ministries from the very conservative, "group-dating," sect to the hyper-charismatic community church to find myself now in a quasi-traditional reformed church. All of these things have their own strengths and weaknesses, but I have never before felt like I could be a Christian and a "real person" at the same time. All of this to say, somewhere in the middle of this, I fell in love with Jesus. And I don't know much of what else to say right now.

2 comments:

citystreams said...

I liked the Honduras picture. Where did it go? Hope your having a good week. Your fellow procrastinator,~Cin~

Jason said...

Kels, you're right on. Faith isn't as much a list of propositions that we agree with as much as it is a love relationship we have with our Savior, Jesus the Christ. Like the blind man Jesus healed said, "All I know is, once I was blind, but now I see."

Of course, as we grow in grace, we have reasons and experiences that undergird that relationship, but it is all about Him.