Active Participation

Bible Reading: Revelation 3:15-22
Author: Mrs.Margaret Anderson (Kansas, USA)
Thursday 20 June 2019 © The Upper Room.
As I entered my fitness centre in January, I noticed many new faces — people armed with their New Year’s resolutions to get fit.  But as I did my usual circuit, I noticed that some of these new people were just sitting on the weight machines looking at their phones rather than actively moving — as if just spending time in a fitness centre would make them more physically fit.

Don’t we sometimes approach our spiritual walk with God in the same way?  We may own a nice Bible but not read it.  We may join a ministry but not take on any tasks to contribute.  We may go to church every Sunday but just sit there expecting the choir, liturgists, and pastor to put in all the effort for us.  Scripture tells us that we are not to be lukewarm in our faith.

Our walk with God is an active process and requires time, attention, and full participation.  Others cannot do the work for us.  Rather than being lukewarm we need to be fully invested in our quest to be more like Jesus.  The rewards are immense — and eternal.

Prayer: Dear Lord, stir up our desire to be closer to you and to actively work toward growing in our relationship with you.  Amen.

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