Christianity Beyond Sunday Morning
Isn't amazing to have that Sunday morning fellowship with your brothers and sisters. You worship together and see each other smile. We hear the voice of God through our pastor's sermon and we're moved to answer the altar call! What a blessing. But what happens Monday morning? What happens where we don't have brothers and sisters around us. How is our testimony then? Are we still being guided daily by the voice of the Holy Spirit that lead us to answer that alter call just a day before? Christianity beyond Sunday morning, what is that?
On Sunday morning, we make a commitment to go anywhere the Lord guides to go. We bow our heads and pray He does His will in our lives. But come Monday morning we're no longer willing to go anywhere, we're not willing to cross our street to our neighbors much less cross the ocean. We have a calling from God "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses...to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). We are called to complete surrender to Christ to do His will in preaching, teaching and making disciples. But how much time do we even surrender to do a daily devotional?
On Sunday morning we say our lives are completely centered around Christ. That we live for Him and He's the only one that matter. Then the service is over and we become the lord of our own lives or place an idol there right back. So little of our lives revolve around Him, and so much of it revolves around us. When the smallest challenge hinders us we forget about the infinite capacity of our God and trust our own capabilities, instead of praying. We sing I will praise you in this storm, but can barely praise His name in the sunshine.
What Really Happens
We let it go. At church on Sunday morning we let go of the world and feel the flame of the Holy Spirit calling us to a different lifestyle. But Monday morning we also let go. We let go of what we acquired Sunday morning only to repeat week after week. We're hamsters running, sweating, even getting weary to realized we've never left the same spot.
What Should Be Done
A change of habit. Not only do we need to take up new activities that embrace our new lifestyle but we need to drop activities that lead us back to the old lifestyle. Start here, take 10 minutes each morning to do a devotional. Pray, spend time with the Lord, then read. Let Him speak to you through scripture. You can sign up for our devotionals to get a text every morning. Sign up here.
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