I had the privilege of interviewing country music legend, Charlie Daniels, for my first book, How Do You Know He’s Real? He was so sweet and humble that I felt like I’d known him all my life. Even though we aren’t related by blood, Charlie and I are still in the same family, the family of God, and I can rightfully call him my brother. During our interview, Charlie shared some powerful insight into his faith:
One of the hardest things for people to understand about the gospel message is that it is so simple; it’s not the very complicated thing we tend to try and make it. There is nothing you can do to make yourself a Christian; you just have to trust God that He is who He says He is, and He will do what He says He will do. There’s no human act you can do that can bring you to the Lord; you just have to say “yes” to Him. You just have to accept Him and He will become a part of you. People think they have to be “good enough” to be a Christian. But we can never be “good enough”; there was only one person in the entire world who was, and that was Jesus Christ Himself. You’re a sinner and I am too. When we accept the Savior, the sin is gone.
That’s it in a nutshell! No verbose prayers or sacramental rituals are necessary, just a personal “yes” to the Creator of the Universe!
The other day I stumbled upon the personal note he’d sent shortly after the book was released in which he thanked ME for including him in it. What? I should have been thanking HIM for sharing his story!
When I saw him in concert years later, he asked me to sign a copy of the book for him. My hand was shaking so hard that he probably couldn’t even read what I had written. In the second photo you can see my book on Charlie’s side of the table. (And check out his mug while you’re at it.)
To read more of Charlie’s story and see who else is featured in the book, check it out on here Amazon.
Until next time,