Posted at 3:47 pm , on August 28, 2018
I spend most of my time alone. This blog is called Remote Christian because I work…remotely from everyone else. Besides Sunday, I hit the gym or take a stroll in the park. July and August have really been a slow season in my life.
This period makes feel so anxious. “God, why are you forcing these quiet moments? You know the slowness and uncertainty drives me crazy!” Suddenly – I have flashbacks from other times when my life was slow.
Like this time, I hated the process of being in solitude. So much energy was spent fighting for something to happen – only for it to seem like the effort wasn’t worth it at all.
Then wisdom hits. God knows how much effort we put into circumstances. Our work is needed to push things along, but faith is also required. We all must trust in God’s perfect plan. Like me, all you have to do is not to be discouraged by the seasons.
And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:31
Posted at 11:30 pm , on April 25, 2018
When I used to hear the phrase “Christian Lifestyle” I used to think “here comes another boring stuck up person telling me what I cannot do.” Then the feeling of wanting to run the other direction when some random stranger is handing out bibles (especially when I was in college.)
As I matured in my walk, I learned a few things that I want to share with you all.
Here are a few tips about the lifestyle:
- Christians believe in Jesus as their personal savior.
- The objective of the lifestyle is to honor ourselves as a temple while having the love for others and our environment.
- Christians are supposed to demonstrate their faith everywhere they go. I used to go the Gym and not speak to anyone. Somehow people started picking up conversations with me. It didn’t matter what I initially wanted to do, I had to represent my religion.
- Obviously, you don’t throw a bible and holy water at someone screaming “repent or you’re going to hell!” Jesus says the most important part of a Christian lifestyle is love for others (Mark 12:30-31.) In another scripture, it explains what love is (1 Corinthians 13.) Having respect and compassion for others is what being a Christian is all about. How you treat yourself and others is a reflection of how much you allow God to move in your life. Another thing I want to point out is no you don’t have to be perfect. Your heart is the first thing you should focus on – it will change everything else (Proverbs 4:23)
- There are several reasons why walking with Jesus is such a great thing. If I had one sentence to say it would be: “he is the source that fulfills all needs.”
I try to write from my own experiences. I hope my examples will influence your personal walk in Christianity.