When the Ordinary is More…

Game at Rush

The student ministry is playing Flag Football in the park this week during out Wednesday night Bible study block. We typically do this 4-5 times a year. But why…? Shouldn’t we be doing Bible study?

I’m in the middle of two of the longest weeks of my semester. I had a midterm exam in Statistics, a paper due for the Founding Fathers on Leadership, and a paper due for my group dynamics class. Two down one to go! Wait…wasn’t I talking about flag football???

Forgive the interruption. Back to flag football. We’re not doing it because I’m busy this week or because I felt like we needed to goof around for a day. I believe that as believers everything we do is more… Psalm 139:1-6 teaches us that God knows every move we make and every word we say. This tells us that these things matter to God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us that everything we do should honor God. As believers we are challenged to do more than be successful, or sing songs, or go to work, or spend time with friends, or play flag football, or write papers for school.

In our lives, in the lives of those who follow Jesus Christ, these things should be more. It’s not a call to abandon music or work or friendships or flag football or school papers, it is a call to make those things matter for more…to matter for a kingdom purpose. It’s easy to forgot that the routine events matter to God and truly can be more.

We play games with the student ministry for several reasons…a lot of reasons actually. One of which is fellowship. Its time for the students to spend with each other enjoying one another. Another is fun. Yes, we want our students to want to come to church…how about that. Another reason is natural conversation. You would be amazed at the conversations you can have when you just take time to do things together.

So the challenge for each of us this week is to make something more… The challenge for you is to make dinner, or a paper, or …fill in the blank… more. Spend time this week in prayer about ONE thing, give it over to Him and His purpose. Let it be more.

Published by John-David Culbertson

I am the Associate Pastor for Students at FBC Monahans. I am a graduate of Dallas Baptist University (BA in Biblical Studies) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Advanced Masters of Divinity). I am currently enrolled as a student at Dallas Baptist University working on a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Arts in Leadership. I love Christ and I am passionate about the church. It is my goal to server the Jesus Christ in whatever capacity He would place me and wherever He would send me.

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