|Central UMC in Fayetteville AR|
Is it easy? No! Does it get easier? Sorta! For me, it's getting easier to be out spoken for Christ. To say things like "I'm not going to answer the phone with 'Happy Holidays', I will say 'Merry Christmas' or I won't answer the phone!" Will I get fired? I don't know, but my job is not as important as my faith in Jesus. It's getting harder to ignore the fact that there are children in my county that need a safe place to grow up in, even if it's for a short amount of time. It's getting harder to buy a ton of worthless presents for people who really don't need a thing.
Jesus is the source of my ministry, even if that ministry is still in it's formation stages! I want to die to self, so that Jesus can live in me. The incarnation is not only about revealing who God is, it is also about revealing who I am! Jesus is showing us what God intended our lives to look like. It's that simple and that complex. We have to give up to get, we have to put others first, so we can become more like Christ. So I will ask again, who or what are you following?