by Ernest Liu
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  • Random Snippets
    • 4 Thoughts on the Political Craze
      Let's face it–there is no utopian candidate. None will flawlessly reflect all of your deepest desires. A Christian who votes for a pro-abortionist candidate does not necessarily…
    • The Tricky Thing about Pride
      I’ve been actively trying to battle pride for the past couple of years, and it’s been tough. You see, the tricky thing about pride is…
    • How Not to Ask For Counseling
      My pastor told me that when most people go to them for advice, they don't really go for the advice. They just want to hear the pastor affirm or justify their concerns.
  • 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.