Camping in Moses Lake with Kincade and his baseball team. Stayed up until midnight talking and laughing with the other parents.
It has taken a lot of time for us to become comfortable with each other. You see, this isn’t a christian group and I am a preacher. But over the past year we have gained each others trust and friendship. And I thoroughly enjoy hanging with them.
Something I’ve realized: christians inadvertently put pressure on each other. We’ve created a culture where we have to act a certain way, instead of just being ourselves. With these baseball friends, I can be myself without the pressure of acting a predetermined way.
But this is the deal: I want to keep the genuineness, but I also want every one of them to become a follower of Jesus Christ. I want my life to be so attractive that a hunger grows in them so they begin to pursue a relationship with Christ. And it is so clear, to do this is a work of the spirit.
So my prayer today is that Christ would work through me to influence my friends towards Him.