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March 7, 2022

Seeking God Is Not a Priority for Most Christians

Annie Dillard famously said, “How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.” For most, our days are filled with common things like work and relationships; the elements of life that are necessary. But we also fill our days with shows and movies, social media, and endless hours staring at a screen. 

Young businessman working with modern devices, digital tablet computer and mobile phone.In this article for Gospel Coalition, Brett McCracken points out that the way we spend our time reveals what we love most, and for many believers, the evidence does not point to God being our treasure. McCracken argues that Christians are just as distracted by a meaningless online world as everyone else. We are wasting our time, giving our hearts away, and being discipled in the ways of the world... If we ever hope to see revival and to see God work in powerful ways through the Church, something has to change—we have to change.

McCracken points to a lack of love for God’s word, prayerlessness, a lack of repentance, and more to illustrate how believers have gone off course when it comes to seeking God with their whole hearts. Christian Union has tirelessly championed a seeking God lifestyle marked by daily prayer and repentance, time in Scripture, regular fasting, and a willingness to put aside the ways of the world that God might make His presence known to us. Through our universities ministry, Christian Union is empowering and equipping the next generation of Christians to be like David, a man after God’s own heart.

Read the full article here.