How being a drunk can save your life and teach you to savor Jesus
When I became a sober person, I committed to what–in Alcoholics Anonymous–is called a 90/90. Ninety meetings in 90 days. Consecutive days. Not a guarantee of sobriety, but after that length of time, somebody’s bound to know you missed a meeting.
That was almost twenty-eight years ago, and I’m still sober. So something stuck.
I’ve called myself a Christian for almost the same number of years because it was truly at the bottom of a vodka bottle that I found God. I’m not proud of that, but it got my attention.
Fast forward to the present. I’ve come to realize I want microwave Jesus (and, please, not “to microwave”). What I want is the 45 minutes of slow and steady in a foot-tapping, good-grief-why-is-this-taking-so-long 45 seconds. Because, really, isn’t the result the same?
But, no. May look the same, but doesn’t taste the same.
Would I have stayed sober all these years treating an AA meeting like a pop tart? Maybe, but I doubt it.
Why would I think it would work with my salvation, my redemption, my faith, my everything? (Rhetorical question)
I learned a lot about sobriety in ninety days. I figure I can learn a lot about spirituality.
So, here’s the crunch: are you microwaving Jesus too? Want to 90/90?
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