C.E.O.’s – Christmas & Easter only

December 22, 2012 under Unlikely Christian
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This one goes out to all my C.E.O.’s in the house.  You know who you are – Christmas & Easter Only church attenders. 

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Hey CEOs, hang with me here.  This isn’t a post where some Christian is going to badger you about how, “Jesus deserves more than 2 days a year.”  I’m not that guy and this is no guilt trip.

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I know you have your reasons.  

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Maybe you don’t like organized religion.

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Maybe Sundays are your ONE day a week that you get to sleep late and you really need your sleep.

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Maybe the pastor talks too much about money for your liking.

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Maybe you’re hella-solid in your relationship with Christ and feel like you don’t really need church.

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Maybe you’re just honoring the deal you made with your wife. 

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Maybe you’re just not into the whole church thing.

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Maybe you don’t feel like you need church to be a good Christian.

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I totally get it.

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But do me a favor.  Give it more than two this year.

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And this isn’t some preacher, minister, deacon (whatever that is) or church staff member asking.  This is me – The former church hater.

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Come again.

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Stay a little longer.

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Be open.

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Meet some people.

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Get plugged in.

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Embrace it.

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Church is so much more than some music and a sermon once a week.  I didn’t used to believe that.  For me, it used to be all about the sermon, and if the message didn’t “speak” to me on a particular Sunday, I would leave church disappointed.  I’ve since come to realize that church is SO much more than that.   

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Don’t get me wrong, I still go on Sundays hoping to hear a good message, but even the best sermon is nothing compared to the impact of a good church family.

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I’m so grateful for mine.

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So grateful for the love they give me.

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So grateful for the truth they speak into me.

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So grateful for their “Right on Time” prayers.

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So grateful for their iron sharpening.

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So grateful for my immense growth that they’ve contributed to over the past several years.

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You can’t get that twice a year.

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So come again.

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Stay a little longer.

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And watch God work.

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Side note:  I need to say that, first and foremost, church is ALL ABOUT GOD, and not the benefits we receive for attending, but I strongly believe that getting plugged into a good church/church family can be a game/life changer in your Christian walk.  I know it has been for me, and that’s what I wanted to highlight in this post.

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