Today’s QOTM (quote of the moment) is from Sarah Cunningham, a former megachurch staffer, now author and high school history teacher in Jackson, Michigan.
“Few people see Christianity as a shift of allegiance that prompts us to make personal changes in beliefs, habits, and lifestyles. We must continually examine our churches to make sure our message is one that requires transformation.” *
That’s a good reminder that if our weekly worship and religious regimens don’t translate into real obedience on Mondays, then it doesn’t matter how fluently we can talk theology. A couple of good check points for me include:
Am I treating my wife and family with love and respect? Do I regularly berate people in my thoughts and conversations? Can I accept the people I interact with without requiring them to change first?
My answers to these questions on a regular basis give me a good idea of how much transformation I’ve allowed to take place in my heart lately. Also, I receive unbiased and sometimes painful answers to these questions when I let the people I’m close to answer them about me.
*Quote was taken from the Out of Ur blog. Originally from “Dissing Illusionment” in the Winter 2007 issue of Leadership Journal.