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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Are we excited Christians?

I was convicted of something yesterday. I was talking about the premiers of my favorite shows on T.V. this past week. As I was recalling all my favorite quotes and parts of the show, I thought to myself, "Do you call your friends excited about God's word?" And, "Do you remember scripture and recite it back to friends and family because you liked it so much?" The answer, unfortunately, was no. I have from time to time sent out emails or daily devotions, sure, but I have so much room for improvement in this area. God desires us to be enthusiastic about HIM, about what HE is doing in our lives, and about HIS unfailing love. Why is it so easy for us to share things of this world that we get excited about? For example: new skin care products, T.V. shows we love, a new brand of something, etc. As of today, I have cancelled my Myspace account, and clicking that "delete account" button was difficult for me, because it has been something I have enjoyed being a part of, however, I was allowing myself to be so consumed by it. I literally woke up in the morning, excited to see if I had any messages or comments, and instead of waking up and thirsting for God's word, I was thirsting for Myspace. I am ashamed to even admit this, but I know that since God convicted me of this, then HE would want me to admit it out loud. Not only was it time consuming, but I found myself wanting quantity and not quality. What I mean is that I had so many people on my friends list, and only a handful that really wrote to me. We, as Christians should be concerned with quality. Quality of life, quality of our faith, quality of our love.
Philemon 1:6 "I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ."

3 comments:

Dori said...

Very cool post -- and quite convicting!!! You sound so much like Lauren when you write...

I'm headed to MTSU's game and will be seeing her. I'm excited. I always love talking to her and, of course, squeezing my sweet Jack!!

Have a great day, Ali...

Love, love to read what you write.

Blessings,
Dori

Lona said...

YOU are so amazing!! :)

Lauren said...

Amen my dear sister! Of course, you know this was placed on my heart by God as well, so I get what you are talking about, loud and clear. I hope through your blog, people CAN get excited, the way God calls us to get, and talk to one another about His amazing greace and love. Thank you for being a faithful child of His! Love you!

In Him,
Lauren