Daring to Ask “Why?”
A reflection from Lauren after the first week of her Transformation School in October 2013
I’ve grown up in the classic loving Christian home and in a church where I’ve been taught about God and His word. I’ve believed in God and said with my heart and mouth that He is who He says He is and that I want to follow Him for all of my days. I’ve enjoyed riding on the shoulders of those carrying me and showing me why and how God is incredible. But this week, in particular, I’ve hit a wall face on and I’ve been given an opportunity to leap off of those shoulders to climb the wall and decide for myself why I am a follower of Christ. I’m no longer satisfied with how I have casually and apathetically been wearing this Christian badge. My heart’s desire IS to live for Him, but now the question for me personally is “why?” Why is God good? Why is the Bible trustworthy? How and why is God absolute Truth and how can it be applied? Why is God worth it all? Why God over any other religion or lifestyle?
I’m no longer satisfied with how I have casually and apathetically been wearing this Christian badge.
These, and many others, are the questions I have and that I’m seeking answers to. I’m no longer okay with my comfort of crowd surfing and following God just because I always have. Although I haven’t reached my outcome yet, I can testify that even just a week into this process, I’ve already seen His faithfulness to me in various ways and that He wants to respond to my call with His answers. I’m ready to make this relationship more real and intimate than I ever knew was possible.