Saturday, September 26, 2015
I'm sure that any one of us that have been around politics for any length of time have heard the word apathy used in relation to voter turnout during an election. To me, apathy is a general sense that the voters just don't care anymore about getting out and voting or campaigning for their favorite candidate. They don't feel that their voice or vote counts or matters, so they just stay home. Hmph.
Apathy as defined by Wikipedia is "lack of enthusiasm, interest, or concern". As a hardcore political activist, I'm someone who lives, eats, and breathes elections, campaigns, etc. Although, I can certainly understand why someone would be apathetic, considering the condition we find ourselves in as a country.
Take that word, 'apathy' and apply it to one's walk with Jesus. Are you like me and find yourself with a less than enthusiastic approach to your faith sometimes? Things get busy and your spiritual bank is running on fumes, you know what you need to do, but there just isn't time! Or you hit that place where you aren't even really concerned about your walk with God. Ever done that? You think, "God will be there when I need him." I gotta tell you, from experience, that's a dangerous way of thinking.
The reason that I'm even bringing this up is because of a new Bible study I started attending recently called "The Armor of God" and it's amazing. See, in the very first study, the lady who leads the study on the videos and the author of the book, Priscilla Shirer mentioned the word, 'apathy' and it hit me. Apathy is not just for politics.
Sadly, it is true. And unlike the arena of politics when be blame our apathy on our leaders and representatives, we can't blame our spiritual apathy on our spiritual leader. Jesus is the same today, yesterday and he's the same tomorrow, too, in case you're wondering. He loves you no matter where you are or what you've done. Take that with you as you go into your places of worship on Sunday. I know I will.