There is a song I've heard many times, but last week at camp we sung it and the lyrics were up on the screen for us to sing and it really spoke to me, convicted me, and challenged me. So many times especially when it comes to our Faith and Christian Walk, too many of us young and old, just "go through the motions", and we do not take our faith seriously, share it like we should, and we definitely don't spend the time committed to developing or deepening our relationship with Christ.
It's very very easy to become complacent, bored, or status quo in our faith journey and we have to realize that our Christianity is up to us, we are the only one who is going to answer to God and who can grow or destroy our faith. We must be proactive, committed, and determined on a daily basis in our christian faith if not, then we are going to be just another half-hearted, well-meaning person going through the motions in our faith.
When we go through the motions, we do not hear God, see Him, or experience Him. We are not good witnesses, examples, or influences for the kingdom of God. We are hurting ourselves, the church body, and others when we do not take our faith seriously and just play christian or church.
I want to challenge you as I am challenging myself, to stop going through the motions and take your faith seriously. Make an effort, be committed, put your relationship with Christ first, and make it a priority in everything you do. Fair-weather christians are a dime a dozen, God needs committed followers and members of His body that don't just go through the religious motions, but who have desire to grow, worship, serve, and give.
Take a moment to read the song lyrics below and I have also placed a link so you can go listen/view the song on youtube.
"The Motions" lyrics by Matthew West