Our Behavior

By: Woody Godbey

One thing that really irritates me about the world is that so many people believe that God should be confined to a church house on Sunday mornings! So many nominal Christians think the same way. In Ephesians 5. When Paul talked about walking “as children of light” (v.8), he wasn’t referring only to the way we behave in church on Sundays. When we are filled with the Spirit, we will exemplify compassion, kindness, humility, forgiveness, thankfulness, and love all the time.

It always blesses me to see a professional football player drop to his knees and thank God after a big play or a victory. Some people object to this practice. Several years ago a newspaper writer suggested that the playing fields should be off-limits to such religious practices. He said that anything having to do with God should be confined to church. To him, it’s “absolutely ridiculous” for people to talk to God anywhere else.

As Christians, we would disagree with his kind of thinking. But we sometimes give the impression by our behavior that we believe it. We set Sundays aside to worship and serve God but act as if the rest of the week is ours to do with as we please.
As Christians, living for God is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week proposition. The Christian life is not for Sunday only. It’s a day-to-day, all-the-time way of life—even on the playing field. No one can stop you from praying on the field, in the classroom, work place or the courthouse lawn. Oh, and if it offends little Johnny, so be it!

Daniel defied the Kings order and prayed. He was thrown into the lion’s den but God protected him and a great victory was the result. Pray, not to be seen by man but to be heard by God! God Bless!