So Matt isn't someone who you should listen to for the warm fussy feelings. But as a new Christian who was raised in a very small town and in a non-Christian home feeling very criticized as a kid by others who were "better" than me I seek truth!
It was through a darkness of my life I could of never of prepared for. It took a lot to give God another chance to find Him for who He really was to me. Guarded by the scares of religious wounds of my past I was worried but, finding out I was expecting the little brother my daughter always wanted, then finding out he probably would not make it was almost too much. I needed something anything!
To top it all off I had to tell my family the day I told my dad (as daddy's baby girl) my news was harder to bare when he responded with his news of another DUI early that year and feared having to spend a year in jail, trying to hold myself together, my marriage drifting apart, God was all I had left.
We started going to church believing it couldn't hurt at a time like this, I also remember numerous sleepless nights listening to Natalie Grants song "Held", and stumbling onto the Village podcast on iTunes.
Living in Topeka, KS finding a church that in as inductive in its teachings and applicable to real life is not easy! I have questioned a lot of scripture I have heard from the pulpit or from someone trying to tell me what to do, that seemed pulled out of context to stand against or justify certain actions to support current issues.
Granted I too don't always hear what I would want to, but most of all I appreciate Matt for not trying to be the popular guy on campus or afraid of raising a brow from other believers, but putting God and His truth and sharing it with others is always on top!