I wrote the following blog titled Baby in God on June 27, 2015 a few months after being baptized.
I was laying in bed this morning thinking about God and how at first when I got saved I asked my pastor the “What Is” questions. “What is trinity? What about the Holy Spirit?” and how he tried to show me the answers in the Bible, but I still didn’t get it. He finally just loan me a book… Thinking about the patience he has with me and how silly those questions seem now. I laugh at myself.
He and my church must had thought of me as a baby barely sitting up, a baby in Christ. Now it seems like I’m at the walking stage where I tend to stubble around discovering my new world that God, my pastor, and my church has been showing me… I keep getting grow spurs like a child. Each one moves me to a new stage in my faith making me stronger.
My thoughts drift to about why I choose God over all other things and people in my life and the answer is so simple. I choose God because He chose me. His love fills me up with joy that over flows in me. I want to shout, sing, smile, laugh, dance, hug… to release and share my love for God.
Thank you to all the ones who are helping me find my way into God’s arms.
Take what you need, leave the rest. Peace and love
Some things I think now about being a Christian.
First, even though I can laugh at myself, I do not think questions about Trinity and the Holy Spirit are silly for Christians or anyone to ask and seek answers for. I also think mature Christians should be able to help answer those wanting to grow in Christ without laughter and with some humility. They were in the same place at one time.
Second, babies in Christ need a lot of attention, encouragement, patience, and help learning how to be Christ-like. How we speak and teach them is not how we should speak and teach mature Christians or non-believers. Additionally, not all people are cut out to teach new Christians. Some do not have the patience or understanding what it is like to grow up outside of the church environment. Furthermore, being in a church can be overwhelming for some adults at first.
Christians should not expect non-Christians to act, speak, care, or understand what it means to be Christ-like. However, Christians, mature and new, should know how to behave or at least be willing to work on being Christ-like.
Growth spurs in faith can be painful not only for a person but also for churches. God knows this and honors those who are willing to let him in their hearts to help bring about the changes needed.
Also, being a Christian is a lifestyle, an active choice to put God first every day. It is not something just done on Sunday in the church building.
Final thought, being perfect is not a requirement for being a Christian. If we could be perfect, there would be no need for Jesus to die on the cross. This thought takes a deeper understanding of what God did for us through Jesus. Yes, he chooses you first. (John 3:16-18)
Again thank you to all the ones who are helping me, past and present, to find my way home to God’s arms.
I still want to shout, sing, smile, laugh, dance, hug… to release and share my love for God.
Love God. Love People.