I got off work rather early today, however I was up and working by 4 AM. I should've had a more productive day than I have so far-oh well, extra time to type to put some thoughts out there on the internetweb (yes, that's a real word, I learned it from awesome people). Anyway...
Some people I know would call me a "baseball freak." I tend to think/talk about baseball all the time. When Mom says, "It's really nice outside," I say, "It's baseball weather." That's the kind of things a baseball freak does. The term "freak" generally doesn't have a negative connotation because people accept that it's normal for someone to be passionate about something. However, when the term "Jesus Freak" comes into play, people begin to add a negative connotation, "Can't be hanging out with that guy, he's..." Then it's not such a good thing to be on fire for something. I wouldn't say I'm a Jesus Freak, but I'm working on it. I'm working on being perfect in God's eyes. I'll never achieve it, but I think He'll accept my imperfections. I hope so anyway!
My car gets low on gas at least once a week, sometimes twice. In order to keep from being stranded on the side of the road, I have to get gas-soon! Sometimes I feel like my faith in God is waning, and I hate that. The only way to rectify this situation is to find myself in a church pew. It helps to keep me going until next time. I certainly don't want that stranded feeling.
1 John 5:4: "for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith."