Wally, first I want to say I really enjoy listening to your show. You make me laugh, cry, and help me along during difficult times.
I sponsor a child through Compassion International and am going to visit her. I’m so very excited but as the time gets closer I am also very nervous.
What I’m nervous about is am I a good enough Christian to meet with my child? I’ve not lived the best life. I have tattoos and body piercings.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t believe in God. I’m a born again Christian and I know that there is a God and I know He’s taking care of me and got me through rough times. I know He is the one that guided me to want to sponsor a child and is the one that helped me get the money together so that I can actually go visit her.
But I don’t go to church on a regular basis, mostly because I haven’t found one that I feel welcome. I don’t read the Bible very often; a lot of that is my own fault because I don’t schedule time properly; I simply don’t always make time for God the way that I should. I try to do my best and do good things so that I can show that there is a loving God.
So I guess my question to you is am I worrying for nothing? Is it okay to have tattoos and body piercings and still be a good Christian and still be worthy to go spend time with my child?
Thank you for your time.
It is funny you would ask if you are Christian enough after you have done what Jesus told us to do and that is to take care of the widows and orphans. You acted like Jesus and I don’t know how much more Christian you can get than that.
The way you look doesn’t define you. God always looks at the condition of our hears. I would encourage you to find a church that you feel comfortable in because it will help your faith grow which ultimately will help you better understand who Christ is and who you are in him.
I hope you have a great trip. Meeting your child is so cool and don’t worry about being good enough. Trust me it will be such a treat for them to meet you. You have no idea the difference that will make in their life.