08 Sep YWAM Together Kansas City – Lifestyle Christianity
More takeaway from the YWAM Together gathering here in Kansas City on Monday.
The most impactive thing for me was Todd White, he ruined me, I want, I need to live like him. The lifestyle he has been living the last 12 years since he was saved, is how I want to live my life. The stories he shared, the way to live, lifestyle Christianity as he calls it, is my heart’s desire. He shares Jesus, the gospel, the love of God with every person he meets, his coworkers at his jobs in the past, people he meets everywhere he goes every day.
I don’t know how true all his stories are, don’t even care if they are embellished or not, to make for a good show on stage. Don’t know about all of his teachings, don’t care if his teachings1 is not 100% Orthodox in everything like the non essentials. What I do know is his lifestyle2 is real, dozens of people get healed 2 get saved2 while he goes about his everyday life, verified by others. What I do know is he wakes up every morning with the intent to live for God on the mission, he sees every place he plants his feet as his mission field. To share Jesus with every person he meets, everywhere he goes, at work, school, grocery stores, malls, gas stations, everywhere, and the results are real. He boldly tells everyone about Jesus. And that’s what I am talking about, what I want to imitate. (That is why they had him at the event, to inspire everyone there to live boldly for Jesus, not teach.)
( 1 Mark 6:38-40 says “John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 “Do not stop him; for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is for us.” , 2Matthew 7: 20 “So then, by their fruit you will recognize them”)
I want to live like that, old school Christianity I call it, the way we lived back in the 70’s and 80’s, everyone carried their bible everywhere they went and talked about Jesus with everyone, everywhere. That is how I want to live.
I just had started praying three days before telling God that I want to be busy living life with Him, doing, joining Him in what He is doing every day, Going and doing.
I want to be busy Going and Doing with Him.
It all really started last week with me praying every day now that I want to “Walk with God” like Enoch did. To be living life with God, abiding, waking moment by moment with God like Elijah did.
In my men’s group last week we covered 2 Peter chapter 1, and in 2 Peter 1:5-6 “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge” the Hebrew, the Jewish mindset, “knowledge” means participatorily adherence, actively involved, join in action, to Jews the Hebrew word for knowledge actually implies unity with. So to have knowledge of God means to have unity with Him, to participate with Him, join Him by doing what He says, keeping His commandments, joining Him in what He is doing.
So I have been seeking the answer to how do I walk with God as Enoch did, how do I join God, come in unity with God, join in what He is doing. And well it seems that God is answering me, live like Todd White, live like he described he does, how he was encouraging us to live.
Add in I have been praying for months now that I want my life to look like, feel like I live in the New Testament, live in the book of Acts, like I just stepped into the bible. Living like Todd would defiantly put me on the road to my life looking and feeling like I do. Conditional on God being involved with me like He is with Todd, that is I have the same results Todd has had, which would match what we read in the book of Acts.
It’s about being in love with Jesus in the public, when your in love with Jesus, you actual get to display Him everywhere you go.