Show of hands: Who has ever thought that being a Christian is a little boring? Did you raise your hand? Sometimes being a Christian can feel a little boring–I mean, God expects us to live in a righteous manner, so how much excitement can our lives really have?
The answer is, a lot of excitement!
Truth is, it isn’t God’s responsibility to make our lives exciting. He has given us redemption through His Son, power through His Holy Spirit and plenty of opportunities to show His love to a hurt and confused world. If our lives are boring, then that’s our fault, not His.
So where’s all this excitement, then?
- Miracles! – In the Bible, Jesus healed people, raised the dead to life and cast out demons. Jesus also said “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it” –John 14:12-14. Let’s get out there and start asking God for some miracles!
- Serve! – Have you ever seen the look on a homeless, hurting or struggling person’s face when someone blesses them, either with a little money for food or even with a listening ear? When someone realizes God has not given up on them, it’s enough to leave you speechless. God has given us love to pour out upon the hurting and broken, so start pouring out the love!
- Pray! If you want to see change happen in your life and the lives of others, then you need to spend time in prayer. Not just once in a while, but every day. There’s a story in Luke 18:1-8 that talks about a widow who pesters a judge about legal protection that she needed. She pesters him every day until he finally gives her what she wants just so she’ll stop bothering him. God says how much more will He do what we ask because He loves us!
There are so many other ways we can make our Christian lives exciting–serving at homeless shelters, performing with God-given talents and even ministering to people at our schools. The important thing to remember is that every way of making Christianity exciting has to do with doing what God wants us to do and the things that touch God’s heart.
How can you make your Christian life more exciting?
These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues…they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover (Mark 16:17-18).