This past weekend I talked about taking down the giants in life. Too often people believe that when they become a Christ-Follower they get this insurance policy again risk and hurt. Nothing could be more to the contrary- the call to follow Christ is a call to risk, woundedness and challenge. “What”, some will say, “Why follow Christ if He won’t give me stuff”? That is a great question and worth considering. Why do you/I follow Christ? In Jesus day some followed because food, healing or prestige. I have to admit there are times I follow Jesus for “that” and more. But, when I am at the right spot I follow HIM for who He is and because He is worthy. I am at a place where I always have to check my motives and make sure they are right. We all come to Jesus for forgiveness and a relationship with God, I get that and its a great thing… But as we grow shouldn’t our motivations mature? Or are we always like children or adolescents who treat their parents “right” because of what they can get? A final point of honesty- I pray that I can live on the mature side of faith more and more. I don’t need anything else, Jesus has given me more than I need or deserve already. I bet He would even liked to be thanked without an, “and God if you would…”.