Are You Satisfied?
On several occasions I have heard professional athletes describe their training in this way. “I’m always trying to improve- trying to get stronger and quicker and better.” Great athletes are never ever satisfied with their workouts and performance. They are always seeking to improve.
I would ask us as followers of Christ if we are satisfied with our discipline and devotion to Christ. Here are some questions to challenge us:
Am I worshipping often enough to honor God and Christ?
Am I reading scripture to learn more about God’s Word and his love for me?
Am I serving others in the name of Christ enough? Is there more I can be doing?
Am I taking time to pray and reflect on my life and the lives of others?
Am I inviting and bringing others to church?
Am I giving a generous offering from my heart to the heart of our congregation’s mission?
As you think about these questions you may find yourself feeling guilty- guilty for not doing enough, right? I hope not.
My purpose in asking these questions is to motivate you to grow in God’s kingdom- increase in your love, serving, giving, etc. Of course, we make choices that can help us improve and strengthen our discipleship. But….it is God’s Holy Spirit that moves us, inspires us, and motivates us to serve Christ.
Are you satisfied with where you are at? I hope not! I hope and pray you will move ahead in your life of faith to serve and grow in Christ. The fall is a great time to re-engage after the summer. Get ready to step up your giving and discipleship.
See you in church!