• Danny Domingo

HOW TO LIVE AS CHRISTIANS?


When we become a Christian by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Spirit of God will start to dwell in us and begin to change our hearts. Philippians 1:6 says, "I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." God starts to change our hearts and convict us of our sins. He does not convict us of our sin so that He can condemn us, but He convicts our sin so that we can turn away from our sins. God is not a God of condemnation, but He is a God of restoration. He starts to teach us His Word so that we can know how to relate and live for Him. The goal of God in our lives is to make us like Him. Galatians 5:22-23 says, "But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!"

During the genocide that took place in Rwanda in the 1990s, there were almost 1 million people died. Many Africans were wondering that this happened in their land since Rwanda was considered a Christian nation. As the Christian leaders contemplated what happened, they realized that many people considered themselves Christians, but they never knew Jesus in the Bible. Today, the Christian leaders are raising up good Christian leaders to teach their people what it means to be a Christian and live for Christ.

As Christians, our primary goal in life is to get to know God through His Word, enjoy our fellowship with Him, and worship Him with our lives. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sin so that we can live for Him. The Apostle Paul said this, "For to me, to live is Christ..." (Philippians 1:21a). When we live for Christ, we can live to our full potential. God can unleash his spiritual blessings in our lives and use our lives in a very special way. He will take care of our needs and forgive all the sins that we have done and make us the people He wants us to be.

Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.

Ask yourself these questions: How should I live my life as a Christian? What is the role of the Spirit of God in my life?

Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.

Prayer:

Father in heaven, thank you for the good work that you have started in me. Please teach me to live for you as a Christian. I thank you for loving me and taking care of me. Please help me to continue to trust you, especially when I am doubting. Please grow in me a heart of worship. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.