by Ernest Liu
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  • Random Snippets
    • More Thoughts on ❤ Relationships
      You become attracted to them, your emotions sink your IQ by 50, you shape them in your head to…
    • 4 Reasons Why Christians Don’t Memorize Scripture
      I grew up in the church with one verse memorized: John 3:16. Occasionally I’d memorize other passages, but only if I got points and prizes for it. Once I got the goods, the verse was thrown in the mental dumpster. […]
    • Ernest Liked a Girl
      But then he noticed something… something that would complicate his pursuit. He noticed that one of his friends, Matthaios, also had affection for Jane. But Ernest wasn't super sure, so…
  • 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.