Hmm, I think this is interesting . . .
I had a little mental conversation (okay, argument) with myself this morning. I was on Facebook and I ran across a really good video by Francis Chan that I wanted to “share”.
As some of you may know, I’ve got my Spiritual Drift FB page, and my own personal page; and I wasn’t quite sure onto which page I wanted to share this Chan video. After all, this was an overtly religious point that Chan was making, and it was fairly specific on the responsibilities of following Christ.
My Spiritual Drift page, apart from being the landing page of all the posts here on my blog, is also the place where I put all of my “spiritual/religious/Christian” musings, links, quotes and so on. And I got to thinking . . .
Why does my “religious” stuff go in one place, and the rest of my . . . life, essentially, go somewhere else? And when it comes right down to it, don’t a lot of us who’ve crossed the line of faith do that? We put on one face, or set of clothes, or virtues on Sunday and quite another the rest of the week?
As if God isn’t looking on Thursdays? “Oh hey,” He says, “Good thing you came to church on Sunday and confessed what you were doing this last week. I totally missed it!!”
Or is keeping my Christian beliefs separate from the rest of my life, my Facebook “friends”, and my . . . well, everything, my attempt at not stirring the waters? Not offending anyone with beliefs separate from mine? Not being one of “those” Christians?
Proverbs 29:25 Fearing people is a dangerous trap,
but trusting the Lord means safety. (NLT)
Look . . . those who know me, know me. Those who don’t . . . should 🙂 I mean, I’m awesome!
Again: yeah, right!
Maybe it was Chan’s little snippet of a video (linked below) that tipped my hand on this issue.
Maybe the thought has been there for some time and I just haven’t needed (or wanted) to acknowledge it until now.
Regardless of the reasoning, I’m going to be dropping my Spiritual Drift Facebook page over the weekend and linking everything directly through my personal page.
Deal with it!
. . . . I’m telling myself this as much as anyone else.
If I offend anyone with espousing my beliefs, I apologize; it certainly isn’t my intention. But it IS who I am; and though we may differ, I love and respect all of you, differences and all!
Don’t like it? “Unfriend” me. We’re big kids here, and you have every right to live your life and manage your account as you see fit. No skin off my nose, though I’ll be sad to see you go.
It’s so weird though, that up until this morning I felt okay with compartmentalizing my life.
Thinking that this was a good thing . . .
Galatians 1:10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. (NLT)
John 5:44 No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God. (NIV)