Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thoughts with Terry: the Sunday Christian and the Daily Christian

Times with my buddy Terry are always edifying.  We meet for lunch, pray over our food and the table, and are mindful of ways we can bless people around us.  Most of all, we dwell on the goodness of God.  Here is a peak at a topic we most recently discussed.  Feel free to join the conversation with a comment below...

What is it that separates a Sunday Christian from a daily Christian?  

The short answer: our awareness of God.  

If we are truly aware of God in our life, we are more mindful of whether or not we are pleasing Him.  No, it doesn't mean we are perfect, but it means we have a holy reverence for Him, an understanding that He sees and knows all, and that we are ultimately accountable to Him alone.  It can change our attitude and our response to external (or internal) chaos, but if we don't stay mindful of His presence, we are quick to do something that may not please Him.  Human nature is to sin.  Human nature covered by the blood of Jesus is to repent and be forgiven.

Today, let's walk in forgiveness of each other because of the love God has shown us.  And let's remember that "nothing in all creation is hidden from God.  Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable." (Hebrews 4:13)