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“A Daily Checklist for Christians”

Categories: Christian Living, Encouragement, Evangelism, Joshuah Ellis, Theology

I think that most people will agree that being a Christian means more than just attending a worship service a few times a week and saying a prayer before meals and before bed. The problem, sometimes, is though we know we ought to be out in the world, preaching the gospel to anyone who will hear it (Matthew 28:19), loving our neighbors (Mark 12:31), and even our enemies (Luke 6:35), we don’t always see opportunities to carry these commands out. What about a lazy Saturday at home with the family? There might not be that many evangelical opportunities on a day like this, so are we to take it as a day off from our God-given responsibilities? Absolutely not.

I have found that sometimes Christians spend more time waiting for an opportunity to serve God than actually serving God. So, a few years back I devised a checklist of 5 things that Christians can do each day to stay active in the service of the Lord. These 5 items are by no means all we can do. However, if you find yourself struggling to figure out how you can serve God today, they can certainly serve as a place to start.

All you need to do is remember to “SPEEK.”

1. Study.  Your Bible, that is. Whether you are doing a chronological reading plan, a chapter a day or simply cracking your Bible open to a random place and reading there, you must be in the Word daily. How else can you expect to grow if you are not taking some time, every day, to learn more about God’s will for your life (2 Timothy 3:16-17)?

2. Pray. God speaks to us through His word and we speak to Him through prayer. This is the only way to keep the 2-way communication between God and us alive.  I am not simply talking about the few seconds before we eat and the few minutes before we go to bed, though. Our prayer life needs to be a vital part of our day. Whether this is done in a more formal setting or a few words here and there as we’re driving in our cars or fixing a snack, the prayerful attitude and communication with God should be constant (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

3. Evangelize. You didn’t think it was going to be that easy did you? Of course, some real work needs to be done. It doesn’t have to be hard though. Evangelizing is more than asking a complete stranger if they want to talk about Jesus. It could be a simple as a quick invitation to worship. It could be as easy as leaving a business card with the church’s information on the counter at the grocery store. It could even be as painless posting something on social media. Of course, we should still make efforts to set up Bible studies and more in depth encounters, but a little something is better and a lot of nothing and what are we doing if not trying to introduce people to the gospel (Romans 1:16)?

4. Encourage. Again, this does not have to be a big ordeal. In fact, I think sometimes we paralyze ourselves by thinking that any act of service as a Christian is better left undone if it can’t be done big. Send someone a text and let him or her know you’re thinking of them or praying for them. Send a card. Stop in for a visit. Ask them if there is something you can be praying for. All you have to do is a little something to put a smile on their faces that lets them know that they are not alone. It is only as difficult as we make it.

5. Show kindness. This one is really simple. Just be nice to someone on purpose. You could hold a door, buy a cup of coffee, help a little old man load his Ensure into the back of his SUV at Costco (true story, by the way) or offer to help someone out in another way. Kindness is the most affordable blessing on the planet.

All of these things can be done each day. So, if you find yourself in a stagnant holding pattern where your service to the Lord is concerned, start here. “SPEEK” every day. If there are other ways you stay on track, leave them in the comments below. I would love to hear them.

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