As I think about my devotional life and about how I approach Jesus, I have found surprising comfort and encouragement from this country song. Wether or not you are a country fan, or think this is sacrilegious, listen to the lyrics and see if you can at least identify the songwriters stance towards Jesus, his questions, concerns, hopes and dreams. What do you think?
Some things to consider: Do we over-spiritualize our faith in Jesus? Is there some validity in having a common faith, a simple faith? Is there some benefit to embrace this sort of humility in our prayer life with Jesus?
I want to walk with Jesus in a way where Jesus is near to me, but where I don't take him or his grace for granted. Even more so, I want to help my students to embrace a real faith that is both common and simple. A faith where Jesus meets them in their real and normal life, has wisdom and grace to offer, and where humility is key. I am pretty sure there will be way less disillusionment in the church and among students when they see Jesus and their devotional time with him less as meeting with a genie, a therapist, a grandpa, or a superhero.
Maybe we can all be a little more humble and in awe of the time we get to spend with Jesus and spend that time asking questions and listening for answers.
I think tonight, I will have a beer with Jesus. :)