Who Really Lives That Way?

 

Tuesday we honored and celebrated the life and testimony of Don Strickland. It was a beautiful ceremony full of music, reflection and the gospel. For anyone who didn't know, at the end of Don's time with us he would pray with and for his visitors before they left him, always wanting to make sure that every person he came in contact with had been told of our Savior.

So it is only fitting that on that day on the radio I heard the song, "While I'm Waiting":

"While I'm waiting I will serve You
While I'm waiting I will worship
While I'm waiting I will not faint
I'll be running the race even while I wait."

And it is only fitting that the chapter we read for Indie this week was entitled, "Who Really Lives That Way?". The chapter was full of examples of people who have truly committed their lives to God in a radical way, such as
Nathan Barlow
Marva J. Dawn
Rich Mullins
Rachel Saint
Just to name a few.

To say we are followers of Christ is one thing, but to live it out in such a real way that is apparent to others is another.   But should it be?  Tough question.

The answer is even tougher to live out. Though not all of us can move to Africa or suddenly give all of our possessions away, we can all live a life that outwardly represents our commitment to Christ. We can all "live a life that begs a question", as Stuart Rothberg says.

In the words of the song, "Live Like That":

"I want to live like that and give it all I have so that everything I say and do points to You.
If love is who I am then this is where I'll stand, recklessly abandoned, never holding back.
I want to live like that."

Live like that,
Hailey