I was one of those Christian kids who went to church every Sunday and knew all the right answers in Sunday school. I did the right things like obeying my parents and reading the Bible on a regular basis. For the most part I tried hard to be the good Christian girl.
When I was just four I accepted Christ as my Savior and at 8 I committed my life to missionary service.
All through high school I tried hard to follow God but by the time I was in my early 20s I was completely dissatisfied with my Christian life. Somehow, I just didn’t seem to be attaining the joy and peace the Bible talked about.
“Deep down from somewhere inside of me, a nagging unrest about my soul told me something was amiss in my relationship with God. It wasn’t that I was wandering away from God or that I had committed some great sins. Yet all the knowledge of God that I had gained still seemed to leave me with a sense of emptiness. As I went to church Sunday after Sunday, I would sit in the pew and sing the familiar hymns. Some were about victory in Jesus, having a river of life flowing out of me, power in the blood, and the greatness of God.” (P22)
Join me on my journey of faith through our website here and through my book Beyond Head Knowledge: Knowing Christ who Satisfies Our Hearts. The book is approaching its three-year birthday. In celebration of that I will be sharing excerpts from the book over the next month and hosting a Goodreads give away.
I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Feel free to share currents struggles or past ones that God has helped you through.
Are you struggling to find joy and peace in your Christian life?
What questions do you have concerning your spiritual life?
Do you feel like you are living a victorious life in Christ?
Do you feel like you are just going through the motions of Bible reading and church attendance?