When I became a sober person, I committed to what–in Alcoholics Anonymous–is called a 90/90. Ninety meetings in 90 days. Consecutive days. Not a guarantee of sobriety, but after that length of time, somebody’s bound to know you missed a meeting.
That was almost twenty-eight years ago, and I’m still sober. So something stuck.
I’ve called myself a Christian for almost the same number of years because it was truly at the bottom of a vodka bottle that I found God. I’m not proud of that, but it got my attention.
Fast forward to the present. I’ve come to realize I want microwave Jesus (and, please, not “to microwave”). What I want is the 45 minutes of slow and steady in a foot-tapping, good-grief-why-is-this-taking-so-long 45 seconds. Because, really, isn’t the result the same?
But, no. May look the same, but doesn’t taste the same.
Would I have stayed sober all these years treating an AA meeting like a pop tart? Maybe, but I doubt it.
Why would I think it would work with my salvation, my redemption, my faith, my everything? (Rhetorical question)
I learned a lot about sobriety in ninety days. I figure I can learn a lot about spirituality.
So, here’s the crunch: are you microwaving Jesus too? Want to 90/90?
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Incredible post, Christa! Wo-hoooo! A 90/90 type of faith.
Powerful testimony, Christa! Thank you for sharing and for allowing us to see how He worked in your life…and to recognize Him working in our own.
Thanks Vonda and Julie. Much appreciated.
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