When, and how, did we get to church being simply a weekend event? When did it become an option on the buffet of our possible “wants” – where we get to choose whether it is something we are craving or not?
Here’s the deal, God never intended that Sunday was to be a “to do” or “to want” but rather a “to be” – an ongoing part, and may I add, a strategic part, of our spiritual journey.
And to not exercise this would be to deny our very need of oxygen. The apostle Paul wrote, “And let us NOT neglect our meeting together” (Hebrews 10:25 – emphasis added) – how much greater in today’s world of growing isolation and individuality.
But more than just the weekend, the resurrection of Jesus was to enlist us in a more passionate, engaged life – DAILY. Jesus didn’t save us to take us straight to heaven; He saved us to send us back into the world with the Gospel message, to model before others His inward transformation.
To simply acquire an intellectual pursuit without any outward demonstration of it diminishes any and every hope of God’s redemptive plan.