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Guest Post: Bad Habit

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I was thinking not too long ago about The Path at Mission: “connect”, “serve”, “give”, and “live” and what the Bible has to say about each word and what it means to me as a Christian man. I’ve actually been thinking a lot over the years about what it means to be a man, a Christian man, in our culture today. Recently, I’ve been enjoying the series on TV called The Bible. What I’ve been paying attention to while watching is how men served, how they led, what they gave, how they lived, and how they connected. What does God have to say to me, a Christian man, about connecting? Hebrews 10:24-25 popped up in my topic search for this word. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another- and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

So many things fly around my head while thinking about this… but one is: it takes others to help us, to spur us on to love and do good. I need other men to spur me on. How? Meet together, encourage each other. Here lies God’s conviction on my heart. I couldn’t name 5 people I’m close enough with to call up and spend a Saturday evening with playing ball, watching and game, sharing struggles, asking for prayer, being transparent, and encouraging one other. Why couldn’t I name 5 people with whom I could depend on to spur me to love others and do good? Because I let giving up meeting together become a habit.

-This post was submitted to Mission Wire by Bryan Ryndak