You hold your head high and put that “Jesus-smile” on your face.
Right before you walk through the church’s front doors.
You’re a true Christian if anybody ever saw one.
You’re a Sunday school teacher and you sing in the choir. You volunteer for the nursery and VBS and work days and door-to-door visitation. You take part in missions trips, and you give to the building fund.
You’re ready with all the right answers. You even lead in prayer.
People know you’re spiritual, and mature, and responsible. When everyone else slacks on the job, you’re there from start to finish doing the dirty work. When everyone else lacks vision, you’re ready to take on the world. Discipleship classes, evangelism outings, conferences, ministries . . .
That’s the key word. Ministry. You love to “minister.” To be involved in “ministry.”
And your ministry looks good.
You’re that perfect Christian that everybody loves. You just have this zeal that’s inviting and contagious.
What are you so excited about? Jesus, of course. You love him and want to serve him and glorify him and live for him . . .
But do you really know him?
When’s the last time you desired him. Felt depleted because you hadn’t heard from him.
When’s the last time your first thought was him. Your first reaction was to talk to him.
When’s the last time you read your Bible. Because you wanted to.
Do you even know what it says? Not just a handful of verses painted on mugs in Christian bookstores. Not just the basic do’s and don’ts. Not the book names sung to a cute, childhood tune.
That “Jesus-smile” says you know the Lord and love him and want to do what he says.
But do you even know what he says?
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