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Day 31: I Picked Jesus Part 5

Certain favorite bloggers of mine have taken up the assignment of blogging 31 days in a row (#write31days), and in an attempt to re-galvanize my own writing, I decided to join in the fun. The idea behind this particular blog-a-thon is to be as real and vulnerable as possible, which is (almost) always a healthy exercise. I've tried blogging marathons in the past (to varying degrees of success), and my seminary schedule does not allow for much flexibility. so the process may be fitful or short-lived, but it couldn't hurt to try!

Day 31: I Picked Jesus Part 5
So all of this is to say: I know what it's like to live without God. I know too what it's like to live with him. I know what it's like to be made to choose between God and friends, to reject such a choice, and to discover on the other side a God who does not and would not ask us to choose between loving people and loving Him. I know what it means to stare down the abyss of doubt and have it stare back into me. I w…