I couldn’t resist. This is another guest post by my daughter, Alexis, which she delivered as a sermon during Youth Sunday at church. It gives all of us somthing to think about! I heard the other day some boys were asked what they thought about me and they said, “She’s one of those goody tooshoes Christians. But not the kind that just goes to church. She’s a PRACTICING Christian.” I couldn’t help but to laugh and say wow, thank you. Looks like I am doing something right. Those boys meant the comment as a bad thing, something to be looked down upon. I looked at it as the highest compliment. They could see I took my faith seriously! I am more than happy to leave high school with that image of me in people’s minds. But what about college? What image will I leave in people’s minds then? You see bright young children grow up all around you in this church and in the Greenville community. They are faithful and living examples of Christ. And then college happens. More than half of us begin to slowly fall off of the wagon. Some lose faith and hope completely. Some adopt a college “spirituality”. But some have that sticky faith; the faith which endures any situation. True faith is not giving up when it becomes difficult. It is fighting through those times until God leads you to greener pastures. You, this church community, have prepared me for that faith.
OK, big deal, you’re a Christian. God is in your heart…now what?
Loves Like a Hurricane is the true story of a Catholic turned agnostic turned Christian through a wild web of odd encounters while running from a hurricane-like God. The journey carries you down many paths while God whispers and shapes a young heart until He kicks the door wide open with a disaster of biblical proportion, changing everything.
Loves Like a Hurricane is a hard hitting, feet to the fire tapestry that will make you laugh, cry and force you to think about how you will respond when God whispers your name. It reveals how God’s loving grace turns apathy into compassion into action.
Yes, BIG DEAL, you’re a Christian…now do something about it!