The Christian walk is not always like that. If you think about it, you can read a Gospel account in a couple of hours, maybe less. Into a few thousand words is packed three years! In between those accounts, the disciples, later apostles, struggled with their faith, and lived a quiet life.
This week, the Kingdom Bloggers are going to talk about those times, the ordinary days where we put one foot in front of the other, living a quiet life of faith.
I confess, my walk is more on-and-off than waiting around like an EMT playing cards in anticipation of the next adrenalin rush. The truth is that in the last 35 years, there has been a lot of off times where I didn't put much effort into knowing God. I have had times when I was bored with church, bored with sitting in a pew (that's like 2,000 sermons), and even though I have had a chance to teach my self, I still prefer ministry lines and the laying on of hands. I like to be where the action is!
I still go to church every Sunday, read some Bible every day, and pray. I have a short list of folks that I pray for each day along with my family. I pray a lot in the spirit because I do not know what to pray. This edifies my spirit, and when the time comes to minister to someone, I am ready. I enjoy the prophetic ministry too. I tend to flow in that pretty regularly now that I am part of a trained, sane and mature community.
And in between I listen to lots of Christian music, I really prefer the soaking genre these days. It allows my spirit to commune with God, and I feel refreshed.
I am not one to try make things up. I need to be in communion with the Spirit of God. It is a wonderful experience to sit at the keyboard and and listen to His still small voice, to let my spirit soar with Him, to have peace.
I don't want to be an ordinary Christian, I want to a history maker in my family, my church and my community. In fact I want to travel the world and love others with my gifts, while being a part of a team with different gifts than mine.
Until then, I read a little Bible, pray a lot, go to church and live a quiet life.