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“It took me a while to get it,” Stan said, “but I eventually learned that Sunday-only Christianity doesn’t measure up to what God wants.”
“Care to expand on that?” I asked.
“Well, as I have mentioned before [Note to reader, see Entry Number 4A, “Background”], I went to church all of my life without it meaning much of anything.”
“Even when I became a Christian, going to church on Sunday was basically something I thought I should do. It’s what Christians do on Sunday!” Stan said with a smile.
“As the Lord moved in my life to draw me closer to Him, and as I responded to His drawing, the truth of seven-days-a-week Christianity began to make its mark on me.”
“It wasn’t instant,” Stan continued, “but there was a gradual shift in my thinking.”
“And not only in my thinking. In my being.”
“It became clear that being intentional about my Christianity is what God wants. He is there every second of every day, and He does not like to be ignored.”
“My walk with Him is to be according to His schedule, not mine!”
“Just because the church schedules its service to start at ten o’clock and end at eleven-thirty Sunday morning,” Stan continued, “doesn’t mean that my service to and for Him starts and ends at the same time!”
“When God put out his help-wanted flyer, He was not advertising for part-time workers.”
And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for making it clear to me that you want all of me all of the time. You know my tendency to wander away to do what I want, rather than staying with you for what you want. I need and ask for your help with that. Please help me in denying self, taking up my cross for you, and following you wherever you lead. Thank you that I can come before you and pray all of this in the name of Jesus. Amen.