I am a list making – big note taking – kinda gal. I think it’s a good habit. It keeps me organized and productive – nothing wrong with that. And nothing makes me feel more accomplished than seeing those little checks all up and down my paper.
However, I have to be very careful not to make every single thing in my life merely a check mark.
God is not a check mark. God is not a Bible study.
God is not a praise and worship service.
God is not Sunday morning church.
God is God.
He is a relationship.
And when you’re in a relationship you work at it – because you want to. Not because you have to.
Don’t just study the Bible to check it off your list. Study the Bible because you are so in love with God that you want to learn everything about Him that you can.
Don’t just go to church on Sunday morning because that’s how you were raised. Go to church on Sunday morning because you get to. Because you want to see God. Because you want to fellowship with other believers. Because you want to soak in every bit of God that you can.
God is not a check mark. Don’t make Him into one.
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27