The moments you already have

Things are different. Including your routines. As a result, your spiritual habits have probably taken a hit.

Do you find it harder to carve out time to read the Bible, or pray, or worship, or connect with your small group, or do family devotions, or serve others, or _______?

If so, you’re not alone.

Last week I had a great online conversation with two colleagues and friends—Alex Douglas and Christine O’Reilly. [You can watch the full conversation by clicking on the link below.]

Something Alex talked about was this challenge many people are experiencing. But just because the opportunities to grow in our faith are strained or different, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

We can seize the moments we already have—whatever they might be—to grow in faith. This applies for individuals, couples or families.

Maybe you can’t do your usual volunteering, whether that be at the youth centre or in the Sunday morning kids’ or music ministry—but you can probably get to know or help your neighbours.

Maybe your child can’t go to a Vacation Bible Camp—but you can talk about the promises and power of God on your morning walk.

Get what I’m saying?

In James 2:26 we learn that “faith without deeds is dead.” Too often, we think the “deeds of faith” are official programs or events organized by somebody else.

But more often than not, the deeds of faith are daily expressions of our faith in Christ even when we don’t know what those days will bring.

Just because the opportunities to grow in our faith are strained or different, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

Seize the moments you already have.

By Matthew Ruttan

–[NEW] “Better than before?” That’s my conversation with Alex Douglas and Christine O’Reilly. In light of COVID-19, do we want things to go back to how they were before, or BETTER than they were before? That’s what we discuss as it relates to how we understand community, faith-at-home, and personal discipleship. Click here to watch our conversation on YouTube.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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