A Few Questions For Christians? – Sunday Thought For The Day
We say we love God, but we spend more time doing other things than we spend reading the Bible and speaking with Him in prayer. How much time do we spend in the course of each day sharing with Him our thanks for His matchless grace and mercy? If we spent the same amount of time with our wives and children each day that we spend with God, would they consider us any more than a casual stranger who spends the night in their home?
We claim to respect God, but how many always arrive late to church? How many make excuses and claim other things are more important than attending bible study. How many of us go to church without a Bible? However, we would not consider making it a habit of arriving to our places of employment late. We would not think of going to work without those things necessary for us to do our job, but for many, the thought of bringing our Bible to church doesn’t cross our minds.
If we routinely failed to come home on time for dinner and/or simply skipped coming home at all with no phone calls or apologies, what kind of relationship would we have with our wives and children? But how many of us treat regular church attendance that way?
We say that we trust God, but we place more hope, trust, and confidence in politicians and those persons seeking office than we do God. We say we trust God, but look to man to resolve the societal issues we suffer. We say that we trust God, but how many of us involve Him in every facet of our daily lives? We trust doctors and politicians more than we trust God.
We say that we obey God, but in truth we are more given over to situation ethics than we are the complete desire to obey God as directed in Scripture. If we are honest with ourselves, are we self-absorbed, selfish, and more interested in pleasing and satisfying ourselves than dying to self as Christ instructs. We obey laws and systems, but that is much different than obeying God’s Word.
We say we pray, but do we even truly know/understand what it means to pray? Many of us reason that prayer is either presenting a laundry list of wants and desires or instructing God to do as we ask and/or say. In truth, how many have given no thought whatsoever to the many prayers that are in Scripture? Pretty much everyone can recite the Lord’s Prayer, but can we recite or find one prayer of the Apostles, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Moses, Mordecai, Hannah, Samson et al. Do we seldom if ever pray the Psalms?
Here is my point. We’re either committed and dedicated to our God, the Father of our of Lord Jesus Christ or we are fakers and charlatans. We are actors, which is the reason much of Christendom has become feckless, powerless, and faithless. It is why so many live in fear and despair.
But that is a condition that we can correct by truly giving ourselves to God through Jesus Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit by coming to God in truth and prayer. God will bless and cover those who diligently seek Him and those who want to be more like Jesus than they want to be like the world.
What about you? Can you honestly say that more than anything else in the world you want to please God and you want to be more like Jesus with every passing day? In seasons of blessings and/or in seasons of travail, do we truly trust in Jesus? If you are not a Christian, do you really not care about what happens when yo die?
Galatians 2:20 KJV
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here