I am bored with my Christian life. What can I do?

You pray before meals; you force yourself to go to church and when you listen to the sermon your mind wanders. This is the problem: what’s important to God is not important to you. You need to decide in your mind to change your priorities. Is your daughter showing Christ like love on the soccer field or is winning the most important thing? Is taking the time for family devotions more important than catching up on Facebook? You’re bored with your Christian life because all you care about is your own little world. Your selfishness is the problem. Your children need to be taught God’s Word; people at work need to see Christ in your life. Your church needs a few more people to sign up for choir. What is important to God needs to be important to you.

The apostle Paul was stuck in prison because of his faith in Christ. Read what he has to say about his situation.

Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me

has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become

clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that

I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers

in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more

courageously and fearlessly.

Philippians 1:12-14

Did Paul complain that he was in jail? No, Paul’s priority was that the gospel was preached. What was important to God was important to Paul.

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