Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Freak

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."

2 comments:

  1. When another Christian hears you; it causes all kinds of emotions. Can you picture me in a cheerleder's uniform-that is scary. Just picture me laughing and yelling. I feel like laughing and crying all at the same time. I am so happy for you. Your life has been turned upside down and inside out. You are made NEW!!! I am sure that some of the time when you look at me, my mouth is hanging open in shock. It is the nicest kind of shock-but WOW God is doing something in you.

    You may not be "feeling" at the top all the time, but you will have a peace and joy that passes understanding. Your "want tos" are changing. Your values are changing and you are beginning to see things through God's eyes.

    Thank you for the wonderful priviledge of watching this happen. Miracles do still take place in people's lives.
    Love
    Claudine

    ReplyDelete
  2. Not sure if you have ever heard of a band called DC Talk, but they had a song called Jesus Freak. Google it. I love it!

    You have to stop trying to be perfect, because as humans we will never be perfect. :) God loves us and all our imperfections (I'm so glad someone does!!) :)

    Every Christian struggles with their faith and pulling away from God. Going to church is good, but you gotta read the Word and talk to God daily. (FYI, this is the pot calling the kettle black, I struggle with this as well). I am by no means a perfect example of what a Christian should be my any means!

    You have Christian friends (real life and Twitter) who are here for you. And praying for you (I hope that's not creepy since I don't know you, but I'm praying for you and your walk with the Lord).

    Chin up, baseball season is 29 days away!

    Be blessed, have a great one!

    :)
    Rach

    ReplyDelete