Living as a Christian

There is a spiritual law of choosing, believing, abiding, and holding steady in our walk with God, which is essential to the working of the Holy Spirit either in our sanctification or healing. 
– Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

 Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I'm not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things - things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him. – Oswald Chambers

 Christian Living Defined:  A Christian life is one that seeks to honor and glorify God in all things; a life of obedience to His will.

 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
(Ephesians 5:1-2) (NAS)

How does a Christian live and become the person that God intended them to be?   By seeking God’s will through prayer and studying His Word, we learn how to imitate Him and walk in His precepts.  Knowing the Word will help us recognize our God-given gifts and use them in obedience to God’s call.

Living as a person saved by the grace of Jesus Christ can be difficult.  There are temptations to stumble, and other people might taunt you or persecute you for your beliefs.  But God has left us a guidebook, and the Holy Spirit.  And He promises to be available to those who seek Him. 

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.  (John 14:26) (NAS) 

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7) (NAS)

Christian living is the daily practice of faith.  When, each day, you thank God for saving you, and choose to be obedient to His call on your life, and crave opportunities to share the goodness of God’s grace, you are making the most of your own salvation.




Originally published May 24, 2007.

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