Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Drive Thru Christianity

One of the best inventions in the fast food industry is the drive-thru.  Think about it, you pull up order your food and at the next window it is ready for you in five minutes or so.  The drive-thru has enabled us to get something to eat with little impact on our daily agenda.  We can stop by grab something on our way to complete our daily activities.  What an invention!
      In this day and age, convenience  is a huge concept.  We have, on demand cable, you can call in your prescription refills, and you can even pay your bills with the click of a mouse.  All these  advances in technology and such have made it easy to take care of our responsibilities without it taking a large time commitment on our part.
      Everyone loves to save time so we can have time to do the things that we want to do.  We all want more time with our families, our friends, and even our hobbies.  It is incredibly important that we don’t allow ourselves to have the “drive-thru” mentality when it comes to being a Christian.  We cannot segment worshiping and serving God into an hour on Wednesday nights and 2 or so hours on Sunday.  “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Walk as children of the light.” (Ephesians 5:8)  Christianity is a lifestyle not an activity or event.  We must constantly be working towards be the light of this world.  When we are living among our friends and family members of the world, we must allow our light to shine before them.  “...having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which the observe, glorify God in the day of the visitation.” (1 Peter 2:12)
     The invention of the drive– thru was incredibly beneficial to the fast food industry.  The drive-thru mentality in Christianity will not work.  We simply cannot allow ourselves to think 2 days a week is sufficient when it comes to serving and honoring the Father.  We must always let our  light shine before men.

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