With this whole quarantine situation, access to multiple church services and bible studies has to be at an all time high. Many churches were already streaming their services but now if pastors want to continue to connect with their members, they have no choice. If you don’t like one service, you can literally click over to another. You can’t go anywhere so you find yourself going back to listen to messages you missed earlier. And for the most part, we’ve been getting a good word from multiple sources. If I’m not careful, I will look back at this time in my life and be able to say I got a good word but did not live a good life.
Life was so busy before all of this. We didn’t have time to pray in the morning because we had to beat rush hour traffic. We didn’t have time to read our bibles because we had all these places to go. Sure, you may have to work from home and help your kids with their school work and some people may be essential workers so not much has changed with their schedule (and if anything they’re busier), but for most of us, we now have the time. Well, we’ve always been able to make the time, but now we don’t have the excuses.
If you’re like me, you’ve caught up on all your shows and watched shows and movies you probably wouldn’t have watched under different circumstances. Maybe you’ve been cooking more (I haven’t done that). You may even have picked up a new hobby or an old hobby. Just this past week I realized I haven’t picked up my bible nearly enough. I’m not sure my prayer to tv watching ratio would show up as a decimal on a scientific calculator. I haven’t reached out as much as I could to those who may be in need, even if just to say I’m thinking of them. I haven’t been the Christian I’ve heard about these past few Sundays. So, I’ve decided this week and every week after, will be different. I won’t just be a hearer; I’ll be a doer.
James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.