I overheard something very interesting as I walked to my classroom this morning. Today is Club Day which means school clubs get an opportunity to meet from 7:45 until 8:10. On Club Day, there are generally a few students roaming the halls before classes begin. One of the clubs that meets is First Priority, a Christian Club. As I walked past a group of students, I overheard one say that First Priority was meeting down the hall and asked if anyone wanted to join him. One boy blurted out, "No, man, that's lame." Then another replied, "I thought you were a Christian." He then floored me with his response. He said, "I am a Christian, but I don't like to do all that Christian stuff." I wish now I would have stopped and asked him, "What is Christian stuff."
I can only assume what that student meant by his phrase. It's the same thing from which many of us "suffer". You see, we put on this "Church Face" on Sunday. We go to Church smiling at everyone and acting like everything in our lives is perfect. We seem to have it all together. We sing hymns, shake hands, give testimonies, and fellowship with the congregation. But as soon as we leave church, we think we don't have to do anymore "Christian stuff" until the next Sunday. Giving testimonies at church is great. But do we also give them at the workplace, at school, and at the ball field? Is our life a walking testimony for Christ? He told us that we need to focus on God 24/7, not just on Sundays or Wednesdays. Being a Christian is not about doing "things" that we think other people expect us to do. Being a Christian is a complete lifestyle; A change. We shouldn't just do some things some times, we should do everything, all the time, through Christ. Jesus does not love us in secret, He loves us openly. Shouldn't we love Him in the same way?
Galatians 5:22 says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith."
Father, please teach us that we should show our love for You all the time and everywhere we go. Please give us the courage to not be shy when it comes to telling others about You. In Jesus name, Amen.