Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 396 ~ I Am Second Challenge Day 16 of 22

This is Day 16 of my challenge... {and} my sixteenth video... [finally!]

... Stephen Baldwin... It's hard to believe that his popularity soared when Bio-Dome and Half Baked came out in the 90s... and let's not forget his stint as Barney in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas ...  my boys loved watching these movies back in the day... and yes, I admit sitting right alongside.  lol!

Fast forward twelve years... he has appeared on shows like Larry King, 20/20, being interviewed by Barbara Walters professing his love for God and his Christianity.

Stephen Baldwin: I am Second

I am not about to tell you that this is my plan... not at all.  

However, I should take a moment to say to some of my friends {who have known me forever}... 

I realize that all this (my talking about my seeking for a relationship with God) may seem weird coming from me.. Only because I never have expressed too much interest.  

Now I did go to a Christian school through second grade and then fourth, fifth and sixth (I think) I attended a Catholic school... even so, I never had a real, sincere relationship with God.  Everything {religion} was forced on me and not really explained (Catholic service back in the day was Latin... exactly!  I had no clue what was being said.)

Just as Stephen did, I have also been searching for my own true self... for a sincere relationship with God... for God to use me for his work.  I want to be a better person... I want to feel better... I want to do good...  I want to help others...  

Isn't is said, "it is better to give than to receive"?

We are Second when we put Jesus First. Seconds are bold to lift up Jesus and tell others. Are you ready to become a stronger Second?

I challenge YOU to take the I Am Second [22] Day Challenge... Can you spare maybe fifteen minutes in a day?
In every way I showed you that by working hard like this we can help those who are weak. We must remember what the Lord Jesus said, ‘We are more happy when we give than when we receive.’ ~Acts 20:35 (NIV)

[here's to you finding your... ]


... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

Happy Birthday Addison!!  I love you son.  You mean the world to me.

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6 comments: said...

I did not grow up in a religious household, so discovering my faith has been a true journey. Only recently have I discovered what it really means to call yourself a follower of Christ. The first thing that has spoken to me is that is far better to give.... my time, my money, my love, my encouragement. Great post!

Shannon Milholland said...

I love his story and how it stands in such stark contrast to Hollywood and even his own family. Very inspiring!

Jennifer H said...

Like Tanya I did not grow up in a religious home so I've been on my own journey since really being introduced to Jesus around the 7th grade.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I think most people have a voil--its how they choose to fill it,
I've chosen Christ as well and I can say ITS been the best for me =)

Wendy said...

I grew up in church, but really didn't learn about a relationship with Him until much later. There is such a difference in religion and relationship. Thanks for sharing!

Life by Cynthia said...

Before my husband & I were wed we really grew closer to each other and our faith. Since then we have been blessed, encouraged, and never alone. Great post.