Fast Faith

Dr, Gary, Davis, Fast, be still, race, Christian,           Let’s see…, how to be a Christian in the 21st Century—

·        Go to school.

·        Clean the house.

·        Shopping.

·        Go the plant, the office, wherever.

·        Shovel the snow.

·        Shovel more snow.

·        Drive the kids to Saturday sports practice.

·        Pick up the kids from sporting events.

·        Attend a small group with other Christians.

·        Maybe, if there’s time, have personal devotions each morning.

·        Oh, and go to church Sunday morning for an hour, maybe an hour & a half.

Now, back to the beginning…, repeat.

Is there anything missing? Probably. You’re thinking of something right now, aren’t you; and that made you think of something else!?! Is there no end to the things that chomp away at our lives?

We are moving too fast and our faith is having a hard time keeping up.

Just following my conversion to Christianity I remember a chapel speaker saying “There is enough time in each day for you to do all of God’s will.” Although my life often mocks this axiom it still raises a consideration at the end of every day. Did I make a difference today? Did I come any closer to fulfilling God’s design on my life? Most days…, yes.  But there are some days I would rather forget.

Being a genuine Christian in our post 9/11, postmodern, postChristian world is no simple matter. You need to find your “Christian-self” in the midst of the normal people who surround you. What visible aspects show others that you are genuinely a follower of Jesus Christ? How did you matter today for the sake of Christ’s glory and the Kingdom of God? What do normal people think about your “Christian side?”

Answering these questions will be different for all of us. But one similarity will run through every answer— and that is our need to slow down to allow our Lord to catch up to us. Give up on a fast-faith. It’s not worth it. “Be still… .”

For what it’s worth,

  Gary

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