YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO SAY YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN!

“Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.” (1 Peter4:1-4, NIV)

Busy

We spend all week in the “world” – playing, working, and just trying to survive. Many of us are so busy we rarely take the time to stop and “smell the roses” – to acknowledge the fact that the Lord is in complete control of all things, both heavenly and worldly. Other than on Sunday we rarely take the time to close our eyes and thank the Lord for the many, many blessings that He has so generously showered upon us. We spend six days and twenty-three hours each week living for ourselves, doing the things that make us happy, yet we rarely take the time to include the Lord in our daily activities. We justify that by saying that we are Christians. We go to church for an hour on Sunday. We follow Christ. Really?

It’s easy to say you are a Christian. You simply open your mouth, engage your brain, and say the words. It’s something completely different for someone to notice that you are a Christian. When you follow Christ, you treat people with respect, you don’t judge them, you control your tongue, you show patience and love to those around you, and you take the time each and every day to acknowledge the presence of the Lord in your life. Your “light” (Christ’s light) shines wherever you go. The most important part of your day is when you wake up and say “good morning” to your Heavenly Father! Then, you invite Him to spend the day with you and you enjoy His company no matter where you go, what you do, or what you say. He is with you always – throughout the entire day, week, month, and year. The two of you become One!

You should never have to say you are a Christian. It should be evident by the way you live your life!

Work for Christ

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ.”

 

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