“I look back on my own life—even as few as ten years ago—and wonder what damage I have done to God’s kingdom by claiming Christ and living for myself. Fortunately, our God never gives up on us. Like the father in the story of the prodigal son, he waits and hopes that, some day, we will realize the filth that we are. In those childhood professions we too often become the prodigal son. We belong to His family but have no idea what that means. Too many of our churches and youth programs focus only on the profession of faith and not on training to be good servants. I read the Bible, attended church, got plugged in, etc. All to make myself a better person instead of to be a better SERVANT. The Christian life is one of service to God—for God—not for self. We are fortunate our Father watches over us and waits for us with so much patience and grace.”
A testimony sent to me by high school friend David Warren over Facebook. So much truth!