Posted at 11:30 pm , on May 25, 2018
Being a Christian isn’t always secure. There are some days I to want to do something that goes against the walk. Here are few tips for staying on track.
- Having a support system is one of the most important things. I have people in my life who can tell me when I’m wrong – with love. Trusting others for constructive criticism is necessary to keep growing.
- Put technology to good use. I have the Bible app installed on my phone. Getting scriptures and notifications for devotionals is very motivational. Since my phone is always near, it is an awesome free tool.
- If you’re not a phone person, use the classic paper method. Research plans that you can hold in your hand. Get sticky notes and post reminders to read the word in places you go often. Christian bookstore also has plenty of devotionals for any price range. My pastor always talks about the one year bible. He places it in multiple locations (work, home, car) so he won’t have an excuse to miss a day.
- Creating great habits is another great way to stay on track. Special times for community, self-care, and spiritual development keeps everything balanced. Schedules can get busy – we must make time to become better Christians. When the body of Christ is strong – everything else will flow beautifully.
Take each day one step at a time. As long as you get back on track – that’s all that matters.
Posted at 11:30 pm , on May 23, 2018
One thing I hate about loving people is losing them. Whether through death, break-ups, or drifting apart, it’s never a simple moment.
It’s easy to say God is the only thing promised in our lives, but that doesn’t take away the pain. I could tell you to simply move on, and we all know that wouldn’t replace someone.
I don’t have an answer for what to do when losing someone, I can only share my experience.
At the age of 12, I lost my grandmother to breast cancer. So far, it was one of the most devasting events in my life. Years have past and I still find myself crying during a certain time of the year.
All we can do in this life is leave our own legacy. We can enjoy the people we have now. Giving wisdom we learned as we get older allows the next generations to prosper.
Death is part of the deal for the living. Fortunately, there is the kingdom of heaven that will give us rest when it is time.
13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “so they will rest from their labors, since their works follow them.”
Posted at 11:30 pm , on May 21, 2018
If you want to start over again, it’s so simple. All you have to do is invite God back into your life. Here is a prayer I want to share with you all:
I want to have a personal relationship with you and please your kingdom. Please come into my life. Order my steps so that I may live a good life. Forgive me for anything that I have done that you were not proud of. Shape me into who you want me to be. Allow your grace to cover me so that any hindrance be removed from my life. Give me the sight to see myself through your eyes. I love you so much and I thank you for all you’ve done.
In Jesus Name
God loves everyone for where they are in life. Nothing can stop the love a father has for his children.
6 So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, 7 being rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6-7
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.