Something about the idea of “living the Christian life” puts me off. Conjuring up visions of checklists and performance charts, it leaves me thinking “Oh dear. I don’t know if I can pull that off.”
But enjoying a relationship with Jesus is another thing altogether, kinda like the difference between “being a good husband” and “being in love with your wife.” One follows the other, but to frame the thing in terms of “being a good husband” seems to miss the point altogether.
I’ve never been particularly successful at “living the Christian life.” It wears me out and leaves me choking for air. But walking with Jesus has proven to be a constant adventure of discovery and shared joys, bumps, foibles, lessons and laughter. And I don’t remember Him ever sitting me down for a good chat about “living the Christian life.”
For those who have been wondering, the outreach to DC was powerful and intense. We partnered with Justice House of Prayer and YWAM DC, interceding in various locations over such issues as justice, compassion, the sanctity of life, government, and the strongholds at work within our nations capitol. It was a rare treat to partner with young people who are committed to praying until the mountains of injustice are moved.
Midnight prayer watch at the Supreme Court.