One of my favorite holidays of the year!
Our time together as a family is centered around eating a ton of food. Turkey, gravy, and more casseroles then one knows what to do with. We eat. Then we eat some more. And then…..some more. As a result my waistline increases in size and the belt on my pants is screaming “HELP!”
The last few days reminded me of where so many people are in their walk with God. We often treat church and our pursuit of Jesus like a Thanksgiving buffet where we can eat just about anything.
Think about it. Christians, especially in America, are consumers of Christianity. We show up to church and live program to program, study after study, indulging and consuming the Word of God, but that is where it stays. Hear me out, I am not saying consuming God’s word is a bad thing, it most certainly is not. My question to you is, “What are you doing with all you are consuming?”
Are you applying it to your life and living it out day to day?
How are you living out the gospel?
Who are you discipling?
More often than not, we consume so much knowledge that we become spiritually obese. We read and then read some more. We listen to sermons online by fantastic preachers. We do this book study and that book study. It is like we have eaten at Golden Corral a few times a week and then go home and sleep. Before we know it, we have become so programed on programs that we forget to live out everything we have gained.
The gospel Jesus presented invites us to “GO”. We must do something with what we have consumed. We must exercise the knowledge we have gained into someone else’s life. We need to fight the consumeristic mentality of American Christianity. Instead of filling our faces until we are spiritually fat, go feed some one that is spiritually hungry, longing for some “real food”. Find the balance where you are filling up and then pouring out.