Five Files: Purpose

I talk about purpose a lot on this blog, but have you ever woken up in the morning and known that you were only a “luke-warm” Christian as Francis Chan puts it in his book “Crazy Love?” Have you ever realized that you are only a “fan” and not a “follower” from Kyle Idleman’s book “Not a Fan?” I have read different devotionals on and off, and I always come up with the same question, or group of questions: Am I doing enough for Christ? Does my life reflect my faith? Do I live with the sacrifices that Jesus did? Most of the time my answer is no. I always feel like that there is more that I can do in my life that could benefit God’s kingdom. We are called to go out and make disciples (Matthew 28:19), but do we actually do it? Are we just comfortable in our “tithe every now and then” lives where we go to church on Sunday and Holidays (if that)? Are we actively seeking to further God’s kingdom, or putting forth a minimal effort that just “gets us by?”
I have decided that to live the way God wants me to live then I have to seek him “with my whole heart” as it says in Jeremiah 29:12-13. As I have previously written, this means that I need to honor God in everything that I do: at work, at home, movie choices, and even my music choices. A challenge to myself arose out of this thought. Could I watch Christian movies, listen to Christian music, and Bible study at night for thirty days straight? Could I take the next thirty days and try not to do anything more than worship God with everything that I do? Would anyone be willing to step up and take this challenge with me?

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