(2 Peter 1:3 NIV)
Later that evening, when I was praying that my second son not end up in hell, it occurred to me there was truth in what he had said. And, geez, I might be headed for hell with him. For when I thought about his words, I realized I didn’t want to be just a good Christian, either. The word good is defined as “satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree.” Never do I want to be content with only a satisfactory quality and quantity of my life as Christian. Never do I want to be just a “good” student of God’s Word, satisfied with hasty readings of it. Never do I want to be just a “good” church attender, comfortable with what fits with my schedule. Never do I want to be just a “good” disciple, quietly pursuing my faith, but never sharing it with others.
No, I realized I did not want to just be a good Christian. For Jesus does not call us to simply be good. He calls us to be godly. For all the wrong reasons, Chancey had it right that day. My hope for you in 2015 is that you would not be satisfied with being a good Christian, but seek to be a godly Christian.
Thank you for the life you have given us. As we enter into this new year, may we each strive to be the godly people you desire us to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
In His Word,
Reverend Dee Dee