Reflections on the contemporary church, culture, Christian philosophy and doctrine.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Choose To Follow Christ
"[M]any of us live our lives with the perpetual
question, 'Lord, what do you want me to do; what is
my mission?' The common
mistake is that we seek the answer to this question before we start walking the
path of obedience. This is exemplified by nearly 50 percent of churchgoers who
attend services a couple of times a month, throw something in the offering that
is below 2 percent of their income, and hope to hear something that will get
them through the week. They don't see themselves as disciples, learners, or
followers of Jesus. They believe self-denial is for monks, missionaries, and
ministers. They go through life being Christian without being Christlike. They
never pick up their cross because they never submit themselves to true
discipleship. In fairness to them, sad to say, often no one has taught them
what following Jesus really means."