Today I read a tweet on Twitter from @AaronBReddin “I hate to be a buzzkill, but if everyone was as fired up about Jesus the other 364 as they are today, the earth would be rockin’!!!” I instantly responded back that I had a similar thought for over a week now. His reply to me “So how do we harness that energy and excitement and carry it into the rest of the year?” Great question… how do we? I have struggled with this question over and over all week-long. It’s not to say that Easter isn’t an important holiday and that we shouldn’t celebrate it BUT what if we lived each day celebrating the fact that Jesus was raised from the dead and is alive? How does that look day in and day out?
This post is more for me getting some thoughts out that I wrestle with on a regular basis. I want to be excited every day that Jesus is alive and living in me. I want others to see a passion burning with in me that is contagious and can’t be ignored. Again, how does that look day in and day out?
I must confess I was very excited about going to church this morning but not for the same reasons every one else was. My excitement was over the fact that I went to church. For a short while I was not attending church in person. I was watching sermons on-line and loved that but something was missing for me. I needed and longed to be with other believers worshiping together. I started going back the church I grew up in. I didn’t know how I would feel about going back… truly I struggled with it for months. I had tried being a part of ministry there and failed, left for a few years, so why go back there just to go? I realized a few weeks ago I wasn’t going back just to go… I was going back to heal my heart a bit more and to seek fellowship.
As I wrestle/struggle with the thoughts about this (in a good way) I would love to hear your thoughts as well! What does it look like to live the excitement and energy put into this Sunday everyday of the week?