Bored?

I recently read that many Christians are bored with their Christian lives.  They attend church, are good employees and parents, and serve at church in some capacity.  All good things but still they are bored.

It seems that a life in Christ shouldn’t be this way.  Not that it has to necessarily be exciting or fun.  It can be, but it should be thought provoking, challenging, edgy, and have some element of thrill, some sense of being alive if we’re living as he designed us.  Certainly not boring .

We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God! (1 Pet 2:9a).   We are to declare the praises of him who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Pet 2:9b). Once we were not a people, now we are the people of God. (1 Pet 2:10).

We are the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. (2 Cor 2:15).

Once we were not a people, but now we are the people of God. (1 Pet 2:10) .  “The Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” (Hab 3:19)

As followers of Jesus “we will have trouble” (Jn 16:33), we will be hated (Jn 15:18), per Matthew 5:11 we will be insulted, persecuted and people will falsely say all kinds of evil against us.  But we are told to “rejoice and be glad”, “because great is your reward in heaven” (Mat 5:12)

None of this sounds like a boring life to me!

In Genesis 12:3 we are told as the offspring of Abraham that we will be a blessing to all around us: “and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you”

I submit that if any of us are bored at church we may not be living the life of a true disciple of Christ.  We may be living the first half of Psalm 67, that being verse 1, but not the second half versus 2,3,4,5,6,7.

The lives of Christ followers should never be boring.  We should all be “alive in Christ” as stated in Eph 2:4-9 as we “do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do”.

 

 

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