We’ve heard of the term weekend warrior used in reference to those who serve in the Armed Forces on a reserve status but how many times do we go to church and find ourselves more like a weekend warrior than a fully activated member?
What would qualify us as a spiritual weekend warrior? Maybe we like to attend church because it’s a great place to network. Maybe we like the praise team’s style of worship music. Could be that the pastor is a great speaker or that attending church is just “the right thing to do”. Maybe we like to be around the battle, associated with those who fight, but don’t find the need to get ‘that involved’. Whatever the reason, after the Sunday morning appearance at church, the remainder of the week is filled with a lifestyle that so closely resembles the world that no one would ever accuse us of being a Christian.
I don’t think God is looking for Christian reservists. I don’t get the feeling He wants us to attend church once a week, get a bit of Word and maybe a little emotional and then return to ‘civilian’ duty for the rest of the week. Based on what the bible says, it seems He is looking for a people whose lives not just include Jesus but are all about Jesus.
We were created for His glory, after all……..