“Christianity is NOT a religion of escapism, but a religion of responsibility.”
– Pastor Bryan Kim
Going through Orthopraxis changed the way I value my walk with God. For so many years, I called myself a Christian, but it really wasn’t until I finished Orthopraxis that I truly understood what it looked like to walk with Him and what it meant to submit to Him. I always thought that I lived a “good Christian life” but at the same time, I knew that something was missing. I was always frustrated with my spiritual life because I never found myself where I wanted to be with God.
A few weeks into Orthopraxis, I learned that it was because I didn’t allow God’s authority to reign in my life. Being so close to my family, it felt so natural to obey my parents but I realized that I forgot to leave room for God’s authority. Coming to this realization was hard but it marks the beginning of my journey in becoming an adult and a more mature child of God.
One of the things I loved most about Orthopraxis was the raw material that the Ekko leaders used to stretch our minds and open our hearts to invite our Father to do life with us. For the first time in a long I time, I felt the courage to walk beside Him. I wouldn’t say that Orthopraxis gave me all the answers to walking with Christ, but rather it provided me with a spiritual guideline. It’s now my responsibility to use this guideline to live like Christ.
I was reminded of how powerful He is.
I was reminded of His heart for His creations.
I was reminded of the responsibilities I have been given as a child of God and that I am to use the gifts that He gave me to help carry the burdens of the Church.
I continue to pray for courage and strength for this journey that lies ahead. He is so good and God Almighty! I pray to always remember that.