Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bumper Sticker

I hope you all had a great Halloween, and whatever you did, you made a family memory, or continued with a family tradition.  I will post our Trick-or-Treat pictures tomorrow...but for now I wanted to share what I saw on a bumper sticker this weekend at the grocery store. 

"What happens at Bible study stays at Bible study"

My first thought was "isn't that the truth."  How sad!  But really, think about it...no, think about it!  I have been in the "Christian Circle" for many years now, basically my whole 26 years of life...I know how people (including myself) get all fired up at Bible study, church service, church camp, conferences, etc.  I know how good Christian speakers and teachers are at playing on your emotions, oh yes, they are good.  I know what it is like to sit and partake in a really good discussion, when you leave you feel like you could change the world, and you are so on fire for God, then what happens...life happens, reality hits, and your fire burns out.  It has happened to me numerous times.  Even right now it is happening to me.  We just got finished with a financial series at church and Eric and I talked about doing better at our budget, giving more, sharing more, doing more with what God has given us.  Have we?  Nope.  But during our discussions with our small group we are on fire to change our finances, then our small group leaves, and we go back to living our nice, comfortable life again.  

So back to the bumper sticker...I have no clue how, what, or why it is still bothering me 2 days later, but it is.  So here is my encouragement to you all (myself included)...don't let what you have learned stay where you learned it.  Like the bumper sticker...don't let it stay in Bible study, get it out, share it, spread it, live it!  You may be the only contact people will ever have with Jesus, wouldn't it be a shame if you wasted that opportunity, if you just let your knowledge stay in one place, and you never shared it with anyone?  I want a bumper sticker that says "What happens in Bible study is lived out in my life." 

3 comments:

Kristin said...

So true, Kate! I want to take what I learn and use it to practice what I preach, so to speak!

Becca said...

This is soooo true! I've tried really hard to change it. Still working on that!!! Best wishes to you guys on doing the same!

Amanda said...

Ahhh. So true, so true. A great reminder to prove it wrong!