When I consider my own beliefs about Jesus, I’m confronted by a tremendous disconnect. The Creator of the universe is involved in a major offensive to win back the very people He created. This serious battle cost Him dearly but it proves how important and valuable we are to Him. We’re not an accident. I believe we were created on purpose for a freely-chosen relationship with God. We all get to choose.
When I chose to follow Jesus, my life changed. It moved from the temporary, personal, self-centered, to one where I have a permanent relationship with my Creator. He calls me to live in relationship with Him and community with others so I can be free to think of and do things for others. In doing for others we’re truly rewarded. He made that possible. And He gives me the opportunity to lay down my life and take up my cross and follow Him.
Yet as a business person with a family, obligations, bills and responsibilities, I am confronted daily with an interesting problem. How do I live in my permanent relationship with Jesus and honor my commitments to my family and my job? Is there a way to do both? Is that even what Jesus wants or expects?
I believe Jesus wants me to do both, to live life and work in my job while following Him. He gave us His Spirit so we can live with Him here on Earth. We can enjoy our eternal life as we walk with Him in the temporal world and make an impact in the lives of those around us.
With the help of some friends, I’m launching an online community of Jesus-followers for the purpose of encouraging and mobilizing us to live our everyday life with eternal purpose. It’s called Follower of One. We have created a GoFundMe page (www.gofundme.com/followerofone) that describes a bit more of what we plan to do.
Would you consider helping us? We would appreciate your prayers and we are also trying to raise $5000 to form a corporation, file for our non-profit status and launch our web community. Any money raised over and above that amount will go toward operating the community. We’re working to launch the web community now. A newsletter and some other information will also be coming shortly.
We dream of building a community where Jesus-followers lead by serving one another and our friends and coworkers. We want to live our faith daily. We believe we can live our faith in a way that honors God and makes a difference in our sphere of influence. Will you join us?
Find out more at http://www.gofundme.com/followerofone and watch for the launch of the Follower of One community.