Thursday, January 1, 2009


I ain't gonna lie... I was lukewarm in 2008.

I closed out the year with some reading that got me thinking that got me reading more and then thinking more and then... you probably get it.

I kinda feel like I was gagged, hurled, retched and spit from someone's mouth. Because I was lukewarm.

I was lukewarm in some of my relationships. In some of my work. In some of my responsibilities. But worst of all - I was lukewarm in my walk with God.

I was half-hearted. Distracted. Partially committed.

And I am realizing that there are no "lukewarm Christians." That's an oxymoron. Jesus wants it all from us. All or nothing.

So I am kicking off the new year with a little personal inventory to see where I can make adjustments and try to get on the right path. The "all" path. I want to give all I can - and then give some more.

I want to be the best husband, the best father, the best employee, the best friend I can be. But mostly - I want to give my all to be the best follower of Christ that I can possibly be.

So God - if you happen to have in your Google reader - please know I am not content with lukewarm. I am ready for you to turn the burner up in 2009 and can't wait to see where that takes me and my family.


Unknown said...

YOur honesty rocks. I have seen people become more like Jesus this year and thats what I want.

Thats really all I want and need!

IN order to that, I want to love more. You and Laura have been great, humble examples and I thank you

Anonymous said...

I must be on the same page as you with my life Tymm, you said everything I have been thinking. I want to be more. I love you so much, Mom.

Joyce said...

I loved your thoughts and statment! I got half way through this, and thought, "I have to put this in my church bulletin. I am so proud of you, and I just know Jesus is too!
Kaz Grandmama