Directions for a Christian Life.
Living For God
Jesus interpreted religion as life in God. "I am come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly." John 10:10. "This is life eternal, to know thee the only true God". John 17:3.
By hearing God's word, repenting of your sins, and trusting Jesus as your saviour, you begin the Christian life. "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you." Ezek. 36: 26. "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Cor. 5:17. What a blessing this is, the chance to start anew. What you do with this great opportunity is entirely up to you.
Here are three helpful suggestions that can help you as a Christian.
1. Confess Christ! Tell everyone you know him and what he has done for you. Tell of his love and his goodness. "Whoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in Heaven". Matt. 10:32.
2. Study God's word! II Timothy 2:15- Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
3. Pray! This may very well be the most important thing one can do. I Thess. 5:17- Pray without ceasing.
Following these suggestions will bring you closer to God and make you a better witness to others. Remember this on your journey with Christ, "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." I Cor. 1:18.
We are living in very exciting times my friends! Jesus could return to gather his church at any moment. We are instructed to be looking for his return and to be found faithful, doing God's will.
If we are faithful to the Lord, it will all be worth as we will have life eternal. Jesus can return to gather his church at any moment, will we as Christians be looking for his return?
Our foremost thought should be whether or not we are doing Gods will. We are to be found faithful upon our Lords return.
May God Bless You!