Thursday, December 9, 2021

Everyday Life, Or A Special Event?

"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success."
Joshua 1:8 (NKJV)

There are some things all of us do, or should do, every day of our lives.  For example, we should brush our teeth every day, that is not something that should only be done once a week, or even less.  On the other hand, there are some things that we do not do every day, but they might only happen once and a while.  Things like a vacation, attending a birthday party, or eating at a favorite restaurant are not something you would do every day, they are more of a special event.

We all tend to like the special events, and sometimes things like going on a vacation are things that we wish we could do more often than the things we do in our everyday life, like brushing our teeth.  As Christians, it is also easy to develop a "special event" mentality and think that being a Christian is all about Sunday or some special event or seminar.  But Christianity is built on a relationship with God, which should be a part of our everyday life. 

Christianity is not just something that happens on a Sunday or during some special event.  But if we are not careful, we can get caught up in the experience of the special event and neglect the everyday things, like reading our Bible and talking to God in prayer, that make up the basics of a Christian life.  As God told Joshua, the Word of God should be a part of our life, day and night, every day.  Don't allow yourself to get into the special event mentality and neglect the everyday life of being a believer.

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