Here is a quick question for you to think about today. Is there such a thing as “Christian Maintenance?” Do we maintain our Christianity? Notice I didn’t say “maintain our salvation” because I know I don’t maintain my salvation … God does. But what about maintaining my spiritual growth?
I preached this past Sunday about what a Christian should do to maintain his or her spiritual health. We maintain lots of things in our lives … our cars, our homes, our bodies, and our minds, just to name a few. If we don’t maintain those things they quit working or quit growing.
So, what about our Christian lives? Here’s a list of a few things to help with maintenance…
Bible Study – daily reading from God’s word. It teaches us love.
Prayer – daily communication with God. It teaches us dependancy.
Accountability – through a support group or Christian friend.
Church – one of the main ways God strengthens and builds us up.
I don’t know about you, but my tank gets empty really quick. I need refilled or “maintained” on a regular basis. Out of the four things mentioned above, we tend to overlook accountability more than the others. Why is that?
So, do you think we need to spiritually maintain? How do we do it? And, what did I leave off my list that should be there that would help us? Any thoughts? Leave me a comment and let me know.