Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Christian Workout

Someone gifted me with this T-shirt.  I wear it on occasion, though I think the theology is a bit weak. The text reads
Property of 
Strength Training
60 minutes every Sunday
makes you tougher than nails

Here is where I think it is flawed.  The corporate worship with fellow-believers is an important part of the Christian "workout," but 60 minutes a week is not nearly enough.  We must walk with Jesus 168 hours each week.  "Sunday Christians" are missing the point of a relationship with Jesus Christ.  I believe God expects his children to walk with Him, to follow Christ's example every day.

I have heard people say, "I don't need that God-stuff.  I am a good moral person."  And I believe they are good moral people, but that is not what God expects of us.  He wants to be close to us, to walk with us, to carry us when in our human weakness we cannot weather the vicissitudes of life without His Strength.

 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. --I Peter 2:21

My mother, Vera Morrell Lacy, was born 108 years ago on this date.  She gave her heart to the Lord as a young girl and there was never any question about her 168-hour per week walk with Jesus.



Vee said...

Mom knew theology and her beliefs were solid.

vanilla said...

Vee, correct!