When you visit Amazon, you can find thousands of free Kindle books. I am thankful that many of these Kindle freebies are Christian books. I have added many of these Kindle books to my cell phone, so when I am sitting somewhere, I can easily open my Kindle app and read great books. You can also get an app for your computer, iPod, and more.
This week I started a book, Buck Naked Faith, by Eric Sandras, that has resonated with me. I have been under conviction about my character flaws, and my waning relationship with Christ. You see it is easy to get caught up in the business of life. I am busy all the time. I can take time each day to do my morning Bible reading, and pray and totally miss the point of connecting with Christ in a real way.
This day and age, with social media, and texting we are not connecting with each other like we once did. Our communication has become superficial and shallow. As I am reading this book, I realize that my relationship with Christ has even started becoming this way.
Yes, I might go to church, talk to others about Christ, listen to Christian music, read the Bible, and teach my daughter her morning devotion, but if I am missing that REAL connection with Christ. It doesn’t matter all that much.
So I am thankful that I got this book for free. That I downloaded it to my phone, and I started reading it this week. I want a real connection with Christ. I want to be a real Christian not just someone going through the motions.
Even when it is hard, I don’t want to be comfortable in a “pretend faith”. I want to know Christ like I know my husband and I want Christ to know me and connect with me.
Don’t you want that too?
How do you keep yourself from just “going through the motions” in your Christian faith?