Welcome to Main Character Monday. It’s a little different than my regular blog posts, a little more lighthearted. But stick with it, and you just might find some characters you’d like to read more about. And even though it isn’t my usual devotional style, you may still come away with an encouraging word from the Word. I hope you enjoy Main Character Monday!
Today’s Guest is Katie McGowan from Faith’s Journey by Heather Greer. Thank you for joining me.
What is your favorite book of the Bible from both the Old and New Testament?
I like Genesis. It’s all about real people who are doing their best to follow God, but they mess up, constantly. I think it gives people like me hope when we see the list of the faithful in Hebrews and can go back and see they aren’t included because they’re perfect.
If you could meet anyone from scripture, not including Jesus, who would it be?
Jacob and David are definitely out. They each took turns as a betrayer in their individual stories, and that hits a little too close to home for me. Maybe I’d like to meet Paul. Yeah, I’d definitely like to meet him. Talk about a redemption story. That man messed up so much before he gave his life to God. And we’re not just talking everyday mess ups. The man was murdering Christians. I’ve done a lot of stuff I shouldn’t have, but I’ve never killed anyone. If God can use a man like Paul, there’s hope for me too.
Jesus had twelve disciples. Which one do you feel you are most like?
I hate to admit it, but I’d have to say Thomas. Thomas had doubts. I don’t think scripture ever says why he doubted, but I guess it doesn’t really matter. He doubted. His faith waivered. For a long time, so did mine. I watched too many people who claimed to be people of faith living like everyone else. Their lives weren’t changed at all. I couldn’t help wondering if God was really who He says He is, wouldn’t it make a difference? It took Austin to put me on the path to understanding I’d been putting my faith in God’s people and not God himself. And of course, people fail.
Jesus says we are to be His light in the world. What does this mean to you?
Used to I would have said it means we need to share the truth about who Jesus is with those who don’t know Him. Now, I believe it’s more than that. God wants us to live like Jesus did, love the things Jesus loved, and desire the things Jesus desired. When we let God into every part of how we live and think, it shows. I think this is how we become His light in the world.
If you could give one message to those reading this interview, what would you tell them?
Don’t let your past keep you from living God’s future for you. Chase after a relationship with Him, and He will show you His purpose for you.
Just for Fun:
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Dark, if I have to choose one, but I prefer the white chocolate in Austin’s white chocolate, cranberry and macadamia nut scones!
Roses or Daisies? Daisies. Roses are too pretentious.
Salad or Soup? There’s nothing better than taco soup on a cool evening.
If you could describe Heather Greer in three words, what would those words be? Messy, honest, geeky. Don’t get her started on Doctor Who or Lord of the Rings. You’ll be there all night.
If you would like to get to know Katie better, you can purchase Faith’s Journey on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats.