Zombies often in the movies are depicted as not being real humans. Sure, they were one time, but now they are just a shadow of their former lives. Staggering around, wanting to eat brains, not caring if you were a spouse, neighbor, or old highschool football buddy. Christians often carry this same quality, we are just going through the motions. We aren’t really living our lives intentionally, just trying not to mess up too bad.
Now, I can be considered an expert in this field, since I’m probably the more guilty of this than anyone. It’s easy to go to church, do some singing, zone out during the preaching, and then head home without ever really connecting to God or those around me. However, this is a habit we must learn to break.
We must learn to really connect with God. Through prayer, or reflection, reading Scripture, or however. The vitality of our relationship with Him needs that time. We must learn to connect with other Christians. Through Bible studies, or over coffee, or even just hanging out, our connection with other Christians can breathe fresh life into our stale walk with God.
For me, it’s easiest to just go through the motions when I’m stressed, or tired. In order for me to protect myself against that I have to try to get good sleep on Saturday night, and I have to try to unwind a little bit after work on Tuesday (the night of our small group).