A new beginning

Today I begin a blog about my journey and efforts to be a great follower of Jesus Christ.

I will begin with a verse read at my father’s funeral.

2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV)  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Why this verse? It is my goal today and for every day going forward to be more like Jesus in all aspects of my life.  Dad finished a great race, he kept his faith as he faught the good fight.  Dad’s actions as a father and teacher emulated that of Jesus and I desire to do the same.

I am starting this blog today to help keep myself accountable to Jesus by posting daily about what I learn from the bible, books and other people as well as my prayer life and activities.

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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