There’s nothing radical about Shane Claiborne and Francis Chan. In fact, they are simply living as faithful Christians. They, and many others like them, are living according to the way of Christ. The Simple Way and Cornerstone Church are both examples of how we should be living as Christians in accordance and alignment with the Word, not the way we’ve grown accustomed to in church. Change the paradigm and start living more like Christ. Live as part of the body of Christ. Live according to His Word. God uses our lives to demonstrate to others that such a life can be a blessing to others as well. He will definitely see you through whatever you face for His sake. Be blessed to live out your faith to the fullest for Christ.
Archive for September, 2009
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. – James 2:17 (KJV)
Works do not save us. We have been saved by grace through faith and our salvation is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8-10). Yet, since we have faith, let us also be conscious to apply our faith to works. Let our good works serve as evidence of our faith before others. We must be willing to serve in a manner that reflects Jesus Christ in our lives. Day after day, we must offer a willing sacrifice that speaks about our faith in Christ as Christians.
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People say that they want to live changed lives. Choirs sing Negro spirituals that say: ‘LORD, I know I’ve been changed.’ If we are not careful, though, we tend to drfit from the change that we name and claim to a state of change that settles and becomes normalcy. Make today the day where say that you will live in the change that Christ Jesus created in you. After all, the Word teaches us that if any man be in Christ, he is indeed a new creation. Live out your change day by day as new creation in Christ.
We need more Christian “soldiers” who are staying and not stopping. What we are called to do never overrides who we are called to be in Christ. Yet, we need a different kind of stamina to keep going day by day for the Lord. If we stop, we do not stay. If we stay in the fight, then we surely will not stop any time soon. Let continue just as we know how to carry out living this new life in Christ. We have been bought with a price and must serve as “servants” to the One who has granted us our freedom through the price of His own blood.
Psalm 150 gives us plenty of reasons to give God praise. Let the words of this psalm sink in and give you motivation to praise Him even more than you have opened up to His Spirit before. Praise Him with all that you have for all that He has done. Think about your relationship with God and answer the following questions:
- Is your relationship with God personal?
- Is your relationship with God full of praise?
- Is your relationship with God something powerful?
1 Praise the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.