Recently I posted on another blog, Robin subject was entertainment. After posting I got to thinking about my commitments and looking at areas in my life where I could bring Christ a little closer to the center. I started reflecting on my past and the following question came into my puzzled mind and I decided to share my thoughts.If you were moving to another state, job relocation, retirement, or whatever, what would be your #1 priority in determining where you purchased your home?
driving time and ease to get to work?
Schools? (if you didn’t home school)
My career with the federal government resulted in my family living in six different states. Always we would determine where we would go to church as our first priority. In Louisiana for example we were 10 minutes from church. I drove 45 minutes one way to work. I told the Realtor when looking for our home that our church was priority, I could drive the longer distance to work.
Today a couple we know from Michigan came into our church here in Florida. Last Spring they bought a beautiful home to retire in Florida. We spent most of the afternoon in fellowship with them today. Problem – their home is 45 minutes from the church. They will miss lots of fellowship and church services because of the distance. They selected a nice home but compromised on their church involvement. They have pushed Jesus a little closer to the edge of their life circle, He should be in the center. Am I making any sense? Our life decisions plus the mundane decisions should have Christ at the center.
Keep Him in the center as much as you can!