So I am at work last night, and a coworker kind of let it slip, that I have become something of a joke to some of the guys there because of the new life I have been given. I admit, over the last couple years, Christ has invaded me. I mean, every aspect of my life has been turned inside-out and upside-down. There has been an obvious change in me, my family, our lives. But a joke? It kind of stung to be real honest. I am not the guy going around preaching to everybody, I am not the angry/mean Christian condemning every sin I see, I am not that guy. I am the guy who has found love for other people where there was only indifference, at best, before. I am the guy who has seen lives transformed, families healed, growth attained, and meaning clarified. It kind of stung.
Well guys, whoever you are (I have no idea by the way), all I can tell you is what I have seen and experienced in my own life. It is awesome. Everyday it gets better. Before it was all about me and today it is all about you and others out there like you. You are loved, even if that sounds cheesy and unmanly. I don’t care about the sin, or shortcomings in anyones life, I just know what it feels like to be in the presence of God and what a transformational thing that it is. I want that for you and for everyone I meet. I know that anything that has happened to me is not because of anything I have done, I am a broken, sinful, wounded human being. All the glory always goes to Jesus, who took this idiot named Josh, and transformed his life. And in doing so, is transforming lives of those around me. I will never be the same.