Playing Christian or having a real relationship? Many people have
incorrectly identified the Christian as a person who goes to church on
Sunday. The Bible doesn't say anywhere that going to church makes you a
Christian. Confessing Jesus Christ as your Lord and putting your faith in
Him makes you a Christian!!! Those who are playing a Christian, go to
church, go to different events of the church, participate in church projects, and
are usually good people. Those who have a true relationship with Christ
work at that relationship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!!
Your Christian walk, your relationship with Jesus is something that you
work on daily. Prayer, reading the Word, that time alone with the Lord is
only the beginning. Trying to keep a communication line open to God so
during the day, those decisions you make are guided by Him and not your head and
feelings. You can't turn on and off your Christian faith. Jesus said, "no
man can serve two masters". Most people stray away for God because they
aren't truly committed to their relationship with Christ and would rather
do their own thing.
The main point I want you to understand today is that the Christian faith
isn't a Sunday morning thing. It isn't a Wednesday night thing. The
Christian faith is about a personal relationship with Christ. Like all
relationships, you have to work at it. Nurture it every day. Let it grow.
I pray today that you will be honest with yourself and ask yourself today,
"do I have a real relationship with Christ, or am I just playing games?".
Jesus loves you, and wants to have a deep, personal, intimate relationship
with you. That is what being a Christian is all about. Having a deep,
intimate personal relationship with Jesus!
I love you and care about you so much. There is no other way to get the
most of our Christian experience, other than living it 24/7. God has so
much for our lives, but we will miss it unless we are in that close,
intimate, daily relationship with Him. I will be praying today that you
decide today to get really serious about being a Christian, and realize that
it is not something you can do when you feel like it. Being a Christian is
not only what we are....but it is WHO we are. May you be richly blessed
today as you dig into that daily relationship with Jesus.
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,