As Christians, we have accepted Jesus as our Savior and are called to share his light and love with others. Christian teachings can be shared directly, but our actions and way of life are part of our overall testimony, too. It’s easier to live in the world vs live in the word, but only the word is what truly satisfies our hunger. God’s peace surpasses all understanding, and it highlights the fact that Jesus has overcome this world.
God’s grace and mercy are new each morning. Of course, each day brings its challenges, and we must say in constant communication with him. That’s not easy to do, but 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says: “Pray without ceasing.” That should be one of our goals as Christians. We should also be striving to love our God with all our heart, soul and mind. And Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves. What else can we learn from Christian teachings?
Think about how selfless Jesus was when he died on the cross for all of our sins. Hebrews 12:2 talks about Jesus enduring the cross because of the joy that was waiting for him. It was, is and always will be the perfect act of love, something only Jesus could do for us. Recognizing that he overcame the world by dying on the cross for our sins, can’t we strive, with his help, to live for him in this broken world?
In order to do that, we must keep our eyes on Jesus. Our flesh is in constant battle with our spirit, and our mind doesn’t always help. Living for Jesus is something us Christians want to do, but we aren’t always going to get it right. Thankfully, Jesus has offered us salvation through him, and as Romans 8:1 says: “There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.”
As Christians, we have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives inside of us and is what helps us to shine his light and his love to others. Psalm 150:6 says “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.” What a powerful Bible verse that is, testifying to the fact that as his creation, our duty is to give all honor, glory and praise to God.
In this life, we can get caught up in our struggles. As time passes, we often gain new perspective about most of our trials, but to be sure, there are times when we suffer great loss. Friends, Jesus suffered an agonizing death on the cross, and he did it for us. “Greater love hath no man…” says John 15:13 and realizing this can really put everything into perspective for us.
Jesus calls us his friends. It was mentioned that as Christians, we need to strive to stay in communication with God. One other way to do that along with praying is by reading his word. Psalm 119:05 talks about God’s word being a lamp for our feet and a light for our path with him. Let us all look to Jesus and strive to live according to his word.