This week I would like to talk a little about our Christian lifestyle. What do others see when they look at your life? Do they see the spirit of God clearly… or maybe it’s a little tarnish… or it may have a lot of rust on it. Every Christian will have some wear and tear on our life due to the ongoing spiritual warfare with Satan. Let’s take a look at our example to others.
When Jesus called His disciples, He said, “Follow me.” These two simple words carried a weighty invitation to leave behind their former lives and pursue a new way of living. Jesus invited the disciples to join Him on a journey, to learn from Him and to become like Him. In essence, Jesus was setting an example to His disciples, to follow Him and to be like Him.
As Christians, we are called to follow Jesus as well. When we were saved, we became a new creature in God. The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new“. (2 Cor 5:17 NKJV). Like the disciples, we are called to leave behind our old lives and to embrace a new way of living, one that is marked by faith, hope, and love. We are called to imitate Christ and to become like Him in every way.
As a believer in Christ, all the non-believers in our life are watching us. The things we do, the way we act, and how we handle difficult situations. Every day we witness to 3 groups of people.
For some people this may be the only witness they see about Christ. They don’t go to church, never read the bible, and haven’t been taught or heard anything about Jesus.
For other believers it can inspire and motivate them to live closer to Christ. That’s especially true when they see us going through difficult times in our life.
The third group of people are watching to see if you will fail. That is those non-believers that want reassurance and justification of their sinful lifestyle.
How we live our life’s, how we respond to life, and how we love our God all is our witness to others. This brings me to this question… As examples of Christ to others… Could you ask them to follow you? That is, to live a lifestyle similar to your lifestyle. Tough question. Jesus ask His disciples to “follow Me”… Can we ask someone to “follow me”?
In closing, how is your witness? Are others seeing Christ in your lifestyle? Our witness starts with a relationship with God. Without this personal relationship with our Lord… It’s impossible to live a lifestyle the pleases God and reflects Him to others.
So, how’s your relationship with Jesus? Maybe you have never had a relationship with the Lord, or maybe you have fallen away and need to renew your relationship with God. If so, please take the time now and pray…tomorrow maybe too late.
Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and arose from the grave. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” and in Romans 10:9 tells us, “thatif you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;“
I pray that God will Bless and Keep!!! Bob
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com or the form below.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16