What does it really mean to be a Christian? For many, it’s merely a description and has very little, if anything, to do with their lifestyle. However, accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior is a commitment to be Christlike. Once you make this commitment and truly allow Jesus to be Lord of your life, you will experience radical life change — permeating the core of your being and affecting every area of your life.
Being Christian, or Christlike, should be evident in the way we think, talk, behave, and treat others, and even in the way in which we spend our money. If not, we must ask ourselves, “What’s the point?” Unfortunately, too many so-called Christians are just looking to feel better, as opposed to being better. But Jesus wasn’t humiliated and crucified, for us to carry the name “Christian” and continue to live the same as before.
If you’re a Christian, you must allow the Word of God to affect every area of your life, exposing anything that doesn’t reflect or honor God. The Bible says, “Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy” (Ephesians 4:22-24).
Let’s renew our thinking to line up with God’s Word and honor Him with our lifestyle. As Christians, we are to be set apart and called to make a difference, but first we must change our minds.
Just a thought,
Published on Sunday, April 10, 2016 @ 8:54 PM CDT
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