I am applying for jobs and I have been applying to different Christian colleges and universities that ask about my faith statement and faith walk. I have only had experience in secular institutions so I never had to think about my faith statement in a professional or educational context until recently. I answered that I believe in prayer and I believe that as Christians we should lead with love. As I read Acts 2 this morning and the devotion discussing the church as love, I felt comfort.
I felt comfort because I didn’t realize how much I was supressing my faith in the professional setting. Attending schools in a predominantly Christian state was comforting but I think it was a bit of a falsity. I say that because we aren’t really allowed to exercise our faith in the ways we would like because of laws but then I realized being loving is enough. Living with love, teaching with love and giving love was enough. God is love and as his children we should be in a constant loving and thankful state of mind.
Although, I haven’t been in a Christian academic setting I have been living as God would have us to and I have been loving to my coworkers, students and fellow classmates. Today I encourage anyone that feels as if they are lost or not doing enough remember to live with love in all you day.