Every once in awhile something happens to coalesce seemingly random events. Two weeks ago I attended the Christian Leadership Alliance annual conference in Dallas which was the biggest coalescing event for me in a long time.

Much of what happened in there is being processed in my mind and I look forward to the application in the different spheres of my life. Today I want to talk about a book I discovered on the trip called “The Shack“.

The Shack is interesting on many different levels and at times made me stop and wonder about some of the theology however; the basic premise of the book made me remember why I became a Christian.

I did not choose to give my life to Christ so I could mentor young men, or serve a ministry, or lead worship, or you fill in the blank. I chose to enter a relationship with Jesus because He saved me from an unspeakable eternity and made Himself so real to me. He became… personal.

He is the source and substance of everything I need but above that He wants to be my friend. The Bible is very clear about what friendship with God looks like and that’s another subject for another time. It’s just good to be reminded of why I, and you, chose to follow Jesus.

Blessings,

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Gary Trobee is a certified coach and a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders and their teams.

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