Hello beautiful people,
Last week I was listen to a message at church and one of the key questions that came up was are we showing what it's like to be a follower of Christ? From reading the word and from hear the word from a young age (from as young as I could remember), from giving my life to Christ at 9 and re giving it to him again at 15.
There have been times I question my walk with God, I question how I show up in the world and I question if I am being a 'Good Christian', whatever that even means.
First let's start by defining what/who a Christian is. So, a Christian is a person who has been made new in Christ Jesus and has renewed their relationship with him. Life as a Christian is about praising God, getting to know him, his words and his work. It's also about talking to him (through prayer) The bible says, "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
We still haven't defined what/who a good Christian is/does/look like. Some might say that a good Christian is someone who prays morning and evening, reads their bible daily, tithes each month without fail, serves at church without excuses, evangelises everywhere, every time, each day of the week (hey, even on Saturdays). I mean these are all great things to do but that's not being a 'good Christian' is all about. A Christian life isn't totally down to what you do or don't do.
Being a 'good Christian' is certainly not about performing certain actions. But It is rather about allowing Christ into every area of our life, no matter how dark or ugly we think it might be. By doing this he is able to transform our hearts, our mind and our lives. We need to remember what Hebrews 12:2 says, "looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
As you seek to know him more, I pray that you continue to grow in strength, wisdom and grace!