“Find the things that stir your affections for Christ and saturate your life in them. Find the things that rob you of that affection and walk away from them. That’s the Christian life as easy as I can explain it for you.” – Matt Chandler
What a great quote, hu!? Simple, but so true!
This morning in our weekly staff meeting we discussed some things that stir our affections for and some that rob our affections for Him. Hope these encourage you as they did us!
Things that stir affections for Christ:
Looking at God’s wonders in creation, knowing that God made everything around us, sunsets, sunrises, mountains, waters and stars, so BEAUTIFUL! He created it, and saw that it was “good”, for us!
Seeing people grow in Christ – when God miraculously opens someone’s eyes to his worth and beauty and there’s no way to explain it but Him.
Learning something new about God – even down to the little details that God saw fit to be included in Scripture that teach us about his character and ways.
Worshiping God through singing with other believers, and sometimes, just driving down the road or at home with family.
Extended time of study of God’s Word and prayer. The aha moments that come from Scripture when God feels so close you’d think you could reach out and touch Him.
Looking back and seeing how God has answered prayer
Being in community with other believers, learning God’s Word TOGETHER.
The feeling of love that you have for your child as a parent and realizing, that’s how God loves me, because I am HIS!
Things that rob us of our affections for Christ:
Anxiety, worry, becoming overwhelmed by circumstances, being critical of situations and other people.
These were just a few that we discussed. What about you? What stirs your affections for Christ? What robs you of your affections for Christ?