I hear a lot of people throw around the “C” word! What does it mean when you call yourself a Christian?
When I say that I am a Christian, I am saying that I have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. It means that I know that I am nothing without Him and everything with Him. It means that I have died to my old self and come alive as a new creation. It means that I am saved and when I die a physical death, I will experience a miraculous resurrection and live with God – my Creator and Sustainer forever and always! It means that I have made the choice to live in the power of the spiritual over the physical!
I am saved! Saved for what? Saved for God, from Hell, to Heaven! There is something better and I experience a taste of it everyday and I am looking forward to the day when I experience the whole deal without any breaks or interruptions.
I am saved to experience the difference and make the difference. My life has not and will not ever be the same. It is bigger, better and growing everyday with no end in sight.
I am saved to choose risk over safety. As a child of the Most High God, I have a promise from the only One who can really make and keep His promises. There is nothing that will ever come my way that God will not use for my good, as I love and trust Him.
I am saved to experience change over stability. The world says: “Take it easy!”, but God says “Go for it!” I will go for it again and again and know that my God has already counted the cost and counted it worthy!
I am saved to work for expansion over preservation. God did not save me to protect my very limited space. God saved me to go out and take back what was taken from me. This is notice: We are coming to get what belongs to us!
I am saved to live adventure over predictability. God has a great and amazing adventure mapped out for me. I don’t have to know the directions on the map, I just have to know the One that knows the directions and be willing to follow His lead! I will follow!
I am a Christian. I am saved. Life really does matter and I am going to live it to the fullest – here on earth and in a special place called Heaven!
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You go, brother! That is some inspired stuff!
I couldnt have said it better myself……..We miss all of you……Didnt know I was leaving as soon as i did…Happy here…….New church…wonderful Pastor…….went back to our new home church……He preached tonite and it reminded me of you sooooo much……..I would love for yall to visit sometime. We have plenty of room …..inside and out……You could park your camper here….We are living the country life………beautiful……but only 1 1/2 mi. from UPTOWN…..John and Linda came for several days….helped in transition emotionally…….they left yesterday…….I am serious…..if yall ever want to get away …..you can make this your home base and visit FLORIDA……..Tell Joy and children …..HEllo……Will be sending a letter for bulletin to all our wonderful NOrthwood family……..yall will never be forgotten on our journey thru this life…….Thanks for being the Man of God that you are and ministering to us…..we love you all……….mel
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