I Should Do That… by Shannon Moore
I have a friend who used to swim quite a bit. He was on the swim team in college, but quit after one semester. After that, he would periodically practice and compete on the local level, but he was never consistent with it.
One day, he was telling me how much he missed swimming, so I suggested he join back up with his local swim team. He said, “Well, I would. But I realized that I don’t like to practice. I only like going to the meets.” Of course, his performance at the meets was inadequate…because he didn’t practice.
Unfortunately, I know exactly how he feels—and I bet you do too. There are so many aspiring writers who never write; potential pianists who never play; would-be business owners who never venture out; sportsball enthusiasts who could actually be scoring touchgoals on the field-arena. BUT—they don’t practice their skills and nurture their talents.
The same can be said of our faith development. I bet most of us would love to have an incredible knowledge and relationship with the Bible or a deep and meaningful prayer life. We would like to be able to share our faith story clearly and without hesitation. But it’s hard to know the Bible well if we don’t read it; or to pray or share our faith if we don’t do it consistently.
Luckily, our God gives us a new dawn about every 24 hours. Each day is a new opportunity to learn and to grow and to share and to love. Every day we have a chance to turn the things we “should” be doing into things we actually do!
If you need help with starting a new routine in growing your faith, talk to anyone on staff, or to our elders and deacons (the people who serve communion during our worship services). Any of these people will be glad to help point you in a direction to get you started.
Before you know it, your relationship with Jesus Christ will be on a whole new level—and your life just might be transformed in the process.