Wednesday, April 26, 2017

When the Main Thing Finally Becomes the Main Thing



"This will fit in great with our residents. Church is their main activity." The director explained why she thought the UPG (Untapped Power Grid) project was a good fit.

I've pondered that statement recently and come to a startling conclusion. Church is supposed to be our main activity.

I don't mean going to the building with the church sign on it and hanging out. The church is supposed to leave the building. It's those outside-the-building activities that should be our main emphasis, as well.

Loving our fellow believers, spending time together, sharing meals, loving our neighbors, acts of love and charity, Bible study, and prayer are all parts of the "activity" of church. 

Are those our main activities?

There's quite a difference in how we live when we're younger and how we live when we're older. The closer we come to eternity, the better the lifestyle choices we make. 

Never does a person say, "I'm nearly 90 years old. I'm going to sow some wild oats." 

Of course that might be because, at 90 years old, we may not feel like sowing wild oats, but there might be another reason. At 90 years old, we're more likely to realize how close we are to eternity. When we do, we begin to make choices accordingly. 

For those of us who know Jesus, the closer we get to meeting Him face-to-face, the more we want to live in a way that will please Him. Or we should...

Today, let's take a moment to look at our busy lives. What's our focus? Is it Jesus and the work of His kingdom? 

Are we making the main thing (life in Christ) the main thing? 

If not, let's stop long enough to spend some time in prayer and Bible study, then take what we learn to the world. Let's make Christ the "main thing," and live like eternity is just around the corner. Because, whether we realize it or not, it is.

"It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are willing will also be transformed." 1 Corinthians 15:52 NLT
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