Beginning next week, I am participating in a two-week Authenticity Challenge at the invitation of Kelly Langston.
Let me get an early start on authenticity… When I began reading the details, [I didn’t finish reading, either] my first reaction was “I don’t blog every day. I don’t WANT to blog every day… I’m not gonna do it.” So I went back to Facebook to TweetDeck or whatever. Then I got that little push, the down deep in my spirit one. So I sighed, and hopped back to Kelly’s post, and continued reading. She writes:
This project has come to my heart because I believe the world is desperate to see what real Christianity looks like… True Christianity is a faith of daily experiences, daily progress, daily introspection and adjustment, and most of all, daily validation that we are, indeed, vastly loved by the Father.
The second purpose: By spending two weeks of intensely focusing on God’s presence in the everyday events around me, I know that I will learn to view life in a different way: God’s way. The process of seeking God all around me will seep deep into my soul so that it becomes entirely natural way to view the daily events of my life. In the process I want to allow God to wring out any hypocrisy from my own life so I can live out my faith authentically, just as Jesus did. I am expecting God to show up and teach each committed blogger some amazing truths about Who He is, Where He is working around us, and How our lives can be fulfilled by living within His purpose.
That’s exactly what I want in my life. How could I not participate? I guarantee you up front, this is not going to be the logbook of a super-Christian, but I know from what He said in His word that His goal for me is Christlikeness.
So starting Monday, for 14 days we’ll look at what really goes on in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for us. Join us. Try journaling for the weeks. If you’re not a blogger and have some thoughts, email me and I’ll post them for you.