by Ernest Liu
about the author

  • Random Snippets
    • Persecution
      He’s had over 50 family members killed in the last couple of months, and they’re after him, ready to kill him.
    • Can Jesus Microwave a Burrito…
      Go to Google and type in “can je.” Google will suggest the phrase “can jesus microwave a burrito.” Curiously enough, this is half of a theological question.
    • Thankful
      I am so thankful to have friends I can share prayer requests with, friends who’ll pray for and care for me and those I care about.
  • You think I’m a good Christian?

    Most if not all of you know that I’m a Christian. Or as I much prefer… Christ follower. Some have told me that they really admire my genuine passion for Christ. I’ve also been told that there are people who look up to me as a spiritual role model. People have seen me do things for the sake of Christ that they’ve never seen anyone else do.

    Though I love encouragement I get from others, there’s something that really bothers me. Actually, it is the very fact that people think that I’m a praiseworthy example of what a Christian should be.

    When you read the book of Acts in chapter 4, you’ll find that the early church had a large number of genuine believers. Followers that would literally give up everything to follow Christ and suffer for Him. Not just an individual here and there (what we see today). The average “Christian” would be fully devoted to God and love Him in a way we’d never imagine.

    So here’s the problem… I am fully convicted that I am a Christian that should actually be a shame to the body of Christ. I truly believe that God wants and expects so much more from me than what I have given. It’s just that in our generation and culture, the expectations for Christians are so low that when any of us show even a glimpse of the fruit of the spirit, it’s like we’re the most unbelievably amazing person in the world.

    I have a prayer request… Pray for me that I become a much better Christ-like follower. Pray that Christians will have someone much better than me to look up to, someone who really represents Christ as they did in the early church.

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