A few thoughts on being a Christian…

It seems that the idea of being a Christian would be to represent Christ accurately in all our words and behaviors. Sin, being what it is, gets in the way of this accuracy, no matter how great our love is for Christ.

Soooooo… if you are looking to me, or anyone else, to find out what being a Christian is all about, you might be in for a little disappointment. You might try, as an alternative, reading your Bible and you’ll likely find out much more than you will by judging those who claim to be Christians.

Having said that, I still try my best, but realize that I will always fall short this side of heaven. But here, in my own words, is what I feel it means to be a Christian. Yes, I could have quoted from some great leader in history, but if you wanted to read what they said, you would have gone to their website instead of mine, right?

It would be nice if it was as easy as four simple steps, or the Ten Commandments being perfectly obeyed (an impossibility). But God, who created us for his own Glory, wishes us to love Him with all our hearts and minds. If we have faith that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for us, as a sacrifice, for the forgiveness of sin, than He will look past our uncleanness and adopt us into His family.

Things really pick up after you make such a “confession of faith”, assuming you are sincere. Since God knows all of our hearts, it’s a bit tough to get away with insincerity. Then you can begin to live more for Him, and less for yourself. You might be surprised to find out that you were pretty much digging your own grave before, despite all the “success” that you thought you were creating for yourself.

This page isn’t meant to replace the effectual calling of God in your life. If you are not a Christian and you’d like to find out more or just chat more about it, just contact me. I don’t pressure anyone to be a Christian, but if you are like most people, you’ll feel pressured even without calling someone, if God is calling on you to start worshipping Him and to leave behind your old life. So, you might as well talk to someone because it doesn’t do a whole lot of good to shut God out or stuff down those feelings just because you think you are being “uncool” by having them. And by the way, you are being “uncool” by having them and you’ll be a lot more “uncool” if you ever start living for Christ. So you can choose popularity and being cool, but if you haven’t already discovered, it comes with a price, too.

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