Too many people today live out their Christian faith from event to event: Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve candlelight service, a revival, a praise concert, or a special church dinner. But in between they fail to manifest a lifestyle of a Christian. They live for God for the earthly benefits, not for fellowship with Jesus Christ. They reject Christ’s instruction: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
Special church events are not wrong; they are an important part of life. But they are just the introduction to something much bigger and better! Events should direct us to a lifestyle of daily prayer, Bible reading, compassion for the lost, and concern for the unfortunate. They are stepping stones to building a life of faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.