Weekly Challenge: Don’t be a dry Christian.
Going to church on Sunday is great and definitely part of being obedient to the Word of God. We are supposed to gather together with believers to encourage one another. We are not supposed to gather together to be pew sitters, operating on a stagnate mode of auto-pilot.
As a believer, we should be growing in faith, walking out trials with endurance and changing the atmosphere around us with our witness.
We don’t want to be a dry Christian. What is this you may say? Same thing as a dry alcoholic or addict. The person continues to go to all the same places, attends the same functions, just doesn’t take part in the substance. Their time is still spent in those places where you find alcohol, drugs or even bible teachings, but they don’t dive in full force. This may come as a surprising comparison, but truly it’s just playing the part without the full commitment.
Don’t play the part of going to church, praising on Sunday without any real action. God has warnings about being lukewarm. Heaven is real, but so is Hell. Be careful not to cut off the branch in which you are seated.
On another note, Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s a great time to exercise one of God’s greatest commandments—Love!! This year, do everyone a favor around you, and learn what it means to love your partner and family the way God teaches. Giving can bring increase if its done with the right intentions.
Titus 3:14 And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works in order to meet the pressing needs of others, so that they will not be unfruitful.
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and My Father is the keeper of the vineyard.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.