In the beginning

Everything has a beginning. Beginnings can sometimes be difficult; difficult because they often also reflect an ending. And ending of what was before it, of what has to stop for this new beginning to happen.

This is my beginning. The beginning of my learning to live.

More than just living day to day. More than just living to get by. More than living for the sheer joy of having fun.  Living as a Child of God.

I’ve been a Christian most of my life. I was baptized at just a few months old, given the gift of faith and new life in HIm.

I was active in our church youth group, went to a Christian school, and even got a Christian job.

But have I really grasped the concept of what it truly means to live??

I’ve been set free from sin, redeemed by the blood of Christ. I’ve done everything I should have done, went to church, youth group, went to a good Christian school, and got a job at a church.

But maybe, just maybe, all of this is a silly human with human reasoning thinking “if I just do all this I will surely earn my way into heaven.” Not really living in the freedom I’ve been given. Even as I serve God in my job it’s like I’m just following through with the motions.

So today, October 1st, 2012, begins this journey:

A journey to discover what it truly means to follow Christ.

A journey to discover what it truly means to live as a child of God.

It’s the end of an era, and end of complacency and going through the motions. (The difficult part to this beginning.)

This is MY beginning.

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