I started reading Craig Groeschel’s Christian Atheist.
I pre-ordered it on Amazon when I was browsing through some other books and the by-line of the title caught my attention: “Believing in God but living as if He doesn’t exist.”
I just got done reading the introduction and it has already given me plenty to ponder about.
Particularly this line: At the age of 25, I was a full-time pastor and a part-time Christ follower.
It’s a difficult sentence to read due to the reality of it.
Even in ministry, it’s easy to put my commitment to Jesus on the back burner, but think that I’m doing everything for Jesus, when in reality the passion for ministry has taken place the passion for Jesus.
But not just us pastors. It’s easy to get swallowed up in our daily commitments that Jesus becomes a part time, quarter time commitment for us. And more than often, anyone would say our reasons are valid: I need to work that extra shift; it was an exhausting day at work, I’ll read the bible tomorrow; I have a huge final to study for and so forth. Sometimes, putting Jesus as our top priority slips our mind. And before we know it, we’re part-timers.
I’m still digesting this thought. And am looking forward to reading the rest of the book throughout the days/weeks to come.
So far, I recommend this book.