Does your life reflect Christ? Do you set a good example for the kingdom of God? Would people know by your actions that you love the Lord? Are you sold out to him or are you simply a 'casual Christian' who does not get too serious other than punching a church attendance card on Sunday? The saying goes " if you were arrested for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you?" Do you find the Christian life boring or useless and simply think being a once a week Christian is enough?
Being a Christian means more than attendance at church on Sunday. It means trying to reflect Christ in your day to day life. When you leave church on Sunday you should leave convicted and different with a desire to get into the Bible to lead a life pleasing to Him. You should be different when you leave with a hunger to study and know more. A exit sign out of the parking lot at a local church here reads 'You Are Now Entering The Mission Field'. Your community is your mission field. Is your life reflective of a missionary?
1 Peter 2:9 says "but you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into the marvelous light."
Do you desire a closer walk with the Lord or are you satisfied with just coasting along leading two lives? One is your Sunday life and the other is anything goes way of life. A believer should not be leading a double life. Don't be a 'secret service' Christian. Being excited about Jesus and wanting to be more Christlike does not mean sitting in a lotus position singing Kum Ba Yah. It is an active lifestyle seeking to know Him better and seeking to lead others to Him through your words and your actions. Being holier than thou and condemning will not win people to Christ. Remember Romans 3:23 reminds us "all have sinned."
Where are you today in your likeness to Christ? Does your attitude reflect His presence in your life? Love should be what you strive for. 1 Peter 4:8 says " above all love each other deeply as love covers a multitude of sin." 1 John 2:6 tells us "whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way he walked." 1 Corinthians 11:1 says " Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ." Think about that when it comes to how you treat all people. Do you reflect his love?
Start today and seek to be like Christ in your every day life.
PRAYER: Father thank you for your word,the Bible, which is my handbook for how to be more like you. Forgive me if I let it gather dust or read other things more than it. I need more of you in my life starting today! In Jesus Name. Amen.
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