Still a Freak
Last year, I wrote this on my "New Year" blog entry:
"I am on the lookout for those who would join me in proclaiming 2011 as the Year of the Jesus Freaks! I'm looking for those who will say it with words and actions. I'm not looking for coasting-christians, who just say a few good words and donate a few bucks when the time comes - those are EASY to find.... I actually know where a bunch of those are already. No no, I'm looking for what has essentially been missing from the core of the American church - a PASSION for the Messiah, a DEVOTION to God, and those who are ARDENT-ENTHUSIASTS for Grace and Peace! I am not proposing any kind of "anti-" campaign, or calling people to take a stand against... I'm saying, live FOR God OUT-LOUD, and show love FOR people, even those you don't agree with or even like. It's time we FOCUS on God and what His Way is truly all about!"
This year I'm proceeding with focus and intent on being that Jesus Freak - with a PASSION for Jesus, a DEVOTION to God, and an ARDENT-ENTHUSIAST for sharing the grace & peace of our LORD, Jesus Messiah. I'm looking to reach those who are far from God and getting them hooked-up with Him. Jesus is LORD. I am an apprentice. He is I-AM. I am not. People don't need Steve; people need Jesus, so all I want to do is introduce them.
This year, I'm not looking for anyone to join me... but would love it if you did, and help others join the Kingdom of Hope.
If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve : whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living ; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. - Joshua 24:15(NASB)