A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

God Is In All Our Time

In another month the days of summer will officially be upon us. In some respects, the "summer slump" in church attendance is understandable: people take much needed vacations, there are the family reunions, and other such events of summer, that take us out of town for two to three weeks from June through August. We need such time and space.

But there are those who, for various reasons, choose to take the summer as time away from worship, Sunday School, and the corporate disciplines so necessary for discipleship. Faith becomes a nine month contract that is suspended during nice weather.

I believe it was Len Sweet who said that Christians need to realize that our task as disciples is not to make time for God, but to realize that God is in all our time. It does not matter where we are or what we are doing, our lives are centered on God, who is our focus at work and at play, in the routine of the day and in the midst of the unexpected. If it is indeed the case that God is in all our time, then we need to... we must... take the necessary time for worship and discipleship all year around, simply because that is who we are as followers of Jesus Christ.

As God is in all our time, so we find we make and take the time to be in fellowship with God and with one another, not because we feel we have a duty to do so, but because we desire to fulfill the purpose for which we were created.

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