Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Christian or Disciple?

I am a Christian. I do not flaunt my faith nor do I hide it. I try to just live it.

I am also human; which means that I am NOT perfect.

This past Sunday, our pastor opened my eyes a little bit more. I have a feeling I wasn't the only one who had their eyes opened. Being a Christian doesn't simply mean 'believing that Jesus is the Son of God'. It is SO much more than that..

In John 13:34-35, Christ reminds us what it really means to be His follower.

34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

Jesus didn't mean just other Christians. No, I believe He meant EVERYONE! In fact, we are to love one another because GOD loves us. We OWE it to Him.

I need to stop worrying about what others are doing wrong with their lives and focus simply on loving them; faults and all. That's how God loved me when He sent his Son to die on the cross for MY sins. Not just for someone else's. No... He did that for ME. And YOU. And everyone else that has ever walked this Earth.

I am simply to be a disciple of Christ. Nothing more, nothing less. Radical.

So begins this journey...............

Many blessings,


Christa said...

And a great journey it shall be!

It's simple. Love. Even if you feel it should be wrong to love that person that has committed such horrible sins. Love. God does. And so shall we

andrea said...

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