One of my sons had a soccer game this past Saturday.
The previous week, the team of 9 year olds had a bye week. A week off. They didn’t play. And, a few of the soccer practices had been cancelled due to rain. The kids hadn’t played or practiced for a few weeks.
Saturday’s game was dismal. A shambles of a game. My son had fun running all over the field with the other 9 year olds, but he was not playing soccer. He ran after the ball slowly, sleepily, barely getting his foot to the ball. They lost the game.
Do we follow Jesus this way?
Christians can take a week off church here and there, like a bye week from a soccer game…
Live prayerless and Wordless lives, the same as canceling soccer practice…
Run around a lot, have fun, look busy…
But this just leads to slow, sleepy, barely their faith–Christianity without the power of God
Guess who loses?
We do. And so do the people who need to hear about Jesus.