I am becoming concerned more and more about how American Christians are frittering away their time. As you get older this begins to be important. Younger Christians need to pay heed so they aren't depressed later in life over their earlier Christian lives. Yours truly is as guilty as anyone. The IPad is very addictive. I didn't really think Angry Birds would be a problem for me. Well, let me tell you, it is addicting. Frittering away one's life is nothing new, however, as seen in an excellent article by Robert Murray M'Cheyne you can read here.
I guess I am going sound like old people 50 years ago, but I am appalled at how worldly our younger evangelicals are today. We cannot seem to get it right. The church is either way too legalistic, or we allow them to do whatever. Much of this may be due to a lack of Biblical teaching as so many church leaders (including Christian college presidents) are decrying about younger adults. The church must do a better job of discipling because there is no reverence and a very small amount of doctrinal understanding. But, at times I am surprised at the depth they have spiritually. I just wished the worldliness wasn't so acute as it will chip away at their Christian life. Then when they are old, they will "wake up," but then it might be too late to do what they needed to do in their lives.
And that brings me to the elderly in the church. Why aren't there mentoring programs set up to help these younger ones? We certainly can go to our old people's Sunday School class, but sometime during the week we need to join groups within our church to meet other age groups, especially younger ones. Right? Old people--let's get going!
"Aspire to be something more than the mass of church members. Lift up your cry to God and beseech him to fire you with a nobler ambition than that which possesses the common Christian-that you may be found faithful unto God at the last, and may win many crowns for your Lord and Master, Christ."