“Do you want some ABC gum?”
As a kid, when someone asked you this question, you quickly learned to say, “NO!” Why?
ABC wasn’t a cute brand name; it stood for “Already Been Chewed.” If you said “yes,” your friend would spit out a saliva covered, flavorless wad into your open hand. It was hilarious as a ten-year-old… and disgusting.
The thing is, a lot of us are probably not willing to accept any ABC gum, but we’re totally ok with an ABC faith. Here's what I mean...
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We listen to our pastors and podcasts. We are reading Christian books every now and again. These things are great! However, if these are our only source of investment into our faith, we’re basically just re-digesting someone else’s thoughts. We’re creating a relationship with Jesus based on someone else’s relationship.
“Oh taste and see that the Lord is good” for yourself. Come to His table, sit down, and get to know Jesus one-on-one. Open your Bible and ask Him to teach you something. Pray directly to Him and talk about your thoughts and feelings.
It’s great to hear about the character of Christ, but it’s best to know Him for yourself.
Kaley Rivera Thompson is an author, copywriter, public speaker, and musician. She serves as the Director of Communications and Donor Relations for the student sports-centric nonprofit she and her husband, Gage, run called Twelve. When she's not championing other women, cheering on the rising generation, writing or playing her guitar, Kaley loves to sip strong coffee, go on hikes, or take a day trip to the mountains with her family. She takes the most pride in being a mom to two little girls, Lina and Lili. You can follow her on instagram at @kriverathompson or find out more on her website at kriverathompson.com.