Gut check.

Jovie tonight- “I feel like you and Daddy don’t even know Jesus bc you never read your Bibles.”

Talk about gut check. She’s 100% right. We have been in a rut—insert a million excuses—but here’s your friendly reminder (mine was more brutal) that YOUR KIDS ARE ALWAYS WATCHING AND LEARNING. Am I modeling a relationship I’d want them to have with the Lord? Or am I teaching them first hand how to be a comfortable lukewarm suburban hypocritical Christian?

No coincidence that I picked up a book last night (that I’ve had for months) and started reading it.

Highlighted this👉🏽 “People can go to church every week of their lives and never go all in with Jesus Christ. They can follow the rules but never follow Christ. I’m afraid we’ve cheapened the gospel by allowing people to buy in without selling out.”

—and then had my six year old hit me upside the head with the same concept 14ish hours later.

If you’re still with me, one more quote from the book that slayed me 👉🏽 “We’re too Christian to enjoy sin and too sinful to enjoy Christ. We’ve got just enough Jesus to be informed, but not enough to be transformed. We want everything God has to offer without giving anything up.”

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  1. I discovered this about myself last year, that I claimed to love God, but did not spend time with him and I was truly all lip service. I then began the journey of dutifully reading the word and spending time with Him, and I’m amazed by just how much he has changed me. Couldn’t agree more with the book you are quoting. Which book is it so I get a copy?


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