Everyone just "knows" that if you're a Christian you should read your Bible every day. Also, everyone just "knows" that if you're a Christian you should pray every day. And it is surely hard to imagine growing without these habits.
But what about Grace?
But what about Love?
Can we have some conversation about the importance of these on the daily? What would that even look like?
You know what I think is really funny? People get really creeped out about the idea of Christians and Christ Followers daily participating in these two habits. Sometimes they even get a tad cranky. "Reading the Bible daily IS daily experiencing God's love."
uh huh. Okay. So - I suppose yesterday (Valentine's day) you handed out Bibles? Oh you didn't? Hmmmm. To be honest - I'm not sure we teach people to read the Bible as a means of absorbing God's love. In fact - I think it's possible that somehow the church I grew up in taught me to open up my Bible, read, understand all the things I'm doing wrong and feel decently bad about that. Eesh.
Some people even get testy - as if daily soaking up God's love could ruin you spiritually.
There HAS to be a better way. Actually - I imagine that there are actually many better ways ... but come back tomorrow and we'll go a little deeper into at least one way to daily top off your tank with a full-and-slopping-over amount of God's love and grace.