Does living a christian life ever feel like just a hole bunch of spiritual chores? I have found myself feeling like that at times.
People often attack the whole "religon" thing and say "religon is bad" and "christianity is not a religon it's a relationship". While Christianity is a relationship, I'm not too sure that it is not a religon.
Maybe religion isn't the problem, I mean don't Christians call people to religion as much as anyone. We talk about how important "morning devotions" are. What's that? Is that not, though it's motive is relational, a religouse act? Our battle should be against a deeper idea. Our battle is against what I call "spiritual chores," which are not rooted in the particular action that is being displayed but rather in the emotion or more appropriately motivation behind it. If our motivation is "well I'm a christian I'm supposed to...", we've missed the point. We need to develop ourselves into the type of people who do things "we're suposed to do" without the feeling that it's a chore. Now the hard part is becomeing that type of person. How do we do that? I'll have to think about that alot more.