I died, so how am I still alive?

I wanted to keep my blogs short. I am not the best writer but I’ve done scripts. kinda. Does vbs count?

While Evangelizing I sometimes have conversations where some people ask me “why do you love God?”… Okay no one has really asked me that. But pretend if someone did it would go like this.

Me: Hi my name is Andrew and I’m with a campus club going around asking about peoples perspective on religion. Do you have a few minutes to talk?

Pretend someone 1: No sorry I’m kinda busy. (Obviously not doing anything)

Me: Oh. okay have a nice day.

(Walks around for 15 more minutes asking people)

Me: Hi my name is Andrew and I’m with a campus club going around asking about peoples perspective on religion. Do you have a few minutes to talk?

Pretend Someone 9: ok…but I have class in 10 minutes…

Me: Sweet. Whats your name?

Pretend Someone 9Its (Forgets name)

(After I get to know the person with some basic questions)

Pretend Someone 9: So why do you love God?

Me: Well pretend someone 9, a little backstory about me. I was born in in Los Angeles, now fast forward to high school. Ahh high school. High school was when I was first exposed to bad things. (Honestly I don’t know who’s reading this. Might be family or even my boss. Ima keep it on the low low). But I was a pretty much a bad boy. I would constantly sin (going against God’s will) all the way through college where I was even a badder boy. In my freshman year I felt so consumed with this “sin”, even though at the time I didn’t realize it as such. I never saw it as a bad thing. It was just my normal life. It wasn’t until I felt lost and understood the weight of my actions(sin). I was so overwhelmed that I even accepted hell as my future. It was then a friend reached out to me in the summer going to my sophomore year and invited me to church. (If you’re interested for a more in-depth testimony hmu). This moment: transformed my life/ my life is no longer the same/ I am different than before/ the way I have lived has changed.

Pretend Someone 9: Thats kinda dramatic dude…

Me: BUT IT WAS DRAMATIC. It was life changing. How can it not be? Everything that I saw as normal is different. My life turned 180 degrees.

Pretend Someone 9: …

Me: …

Me: Well the first time I went to this church, the message was about repentance (acknowledge your wrong, ask for forgiveness, turn away from sin). I always believed there was some process where I would have to work off all the bad things, so in my head I’m thinking “there is no way that God will just forgive me just because I asked for it” but I was wrong [verse]. Honestly at that moment I was amazed how forgiving God is and how much God loves me. It was here where my I learned that I needed to die (to sin) and live (with Christ) [Rom. 6:7-8 NASB- We use NASB now]

Me: Dont get me wrong, just because I’m a Christian doesn’t mean I don’t sin. Im not perfect. I still sin. Im a human being, I struggle day in and out. But you know what “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” Gal 2:20.

Pretend Someone 9: (looks at imaginary watch) Sorry I gotta go.

Me: oh. Thanks for taking the time to talk! Have a nice day… (doesn’t say name because I forgot).

  • Based on a true event.

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