The church isn’t just a building you go to every Sunday. The church isn’t in certain locations where you can figure out which one you want to go too. The church is us! We as believers are the church, so why are we not living like we are the church Monday through Saturday?
Why is it that on Sunday, we act as if we are close to God, when in reality, we aren’t? Unsaved people from all walks of life look at us. We must live by example for they are watching our every move. Why must we put up a facade? Why must we assume that no one is looking when someone is?
As the church, everything we do should glorify the Lord! No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.: 1 Corinthians 10:31
Glorifying God only on Sunday doesn’t cut it with God. Either you glorify Him all the time or you don’t at all. With Christ, you cannot straddle the fence. Jesus speaks very clearly about how He feels about those who are lukewarm, and you do not want to be in the middle of good and evil. Therefore, stop “playing” church and actually follow God.
“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:16
Do you like the thought of Jesus vomiting you out of His mouth? Being lukewarm makes the Lord nauseous yet so many professed Christians are lukewarm themselves! As the church, we have to be fully and completely dedicated to Christ! As the Bride of Christ, we must strive to be more like Christ. Not only on Sunday, not only on Wednesday nights, but everyday!
That means that our speech should be God glorying, our clothing must be God glorifying, our mannerisms must be God glorying, everything must be God glorying! I know that we are not perfect and that we will fall short of the glory of God, but that does not excuse sin. That does not give you a free pass to go out and do what you want. As a believer in Christ, you must refuse your flesh. It may not be easy, but you must fight off the worldly pleasures by being in constant prayer.
Is what you are doing God glorifying? Does it uplift the church in a good light? Would Jesus call you lukewarm? We the church must live godly everyday for the church doesn’t stop at lunch time.
There are lost souls in this world who will never read a Bible, but they are watching you. You may be their only way of knowing what Christ did for them; therefore, you must live by example. Too many souls are on their ways Hell right now, and that thought is daunting. Instead of “playing church” and acting wordly Monday through Saturday, let’s give our all for Christ every moment that He gives us!