I'm A Christ-Follower, Now What?

After we make sure we are truly apart of God's family we should live accordingly. We shouldn't allow our actions, mouths or minds to betray our standing with Christ.


" 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority." Colossians 2:6-10




"How can people who have trusted Jesus as their Savior live in rebellion against God through inappropriate attitudes and behaviors? After all, when a person is saved, he's given new life, but sinful thinking and conduct are characteristics of the old life. The truth, however, is that all believers live with this dilemma to one degree or another.

Salvation is a onetime act which God accomplishes in the life of any person who trusts in Christ's payment for his sins. That individual is then guaranteed a place in heaven. But did you know that the Lord wants even more for us than this? The Bible teaches that He predestined us "to become conformed to the image of His Son" (
Rom. 8:29-30). That's His ultimate goal. Salvation is the door that opens the way for this process, which is accomplished by the Holy Spirit within us.

This transformation requires submission to Christ's lordship. He paid for us with His blood, and since we are now His, He has the right to rule our lives. In other words, we received Him as Lord at salvation, and now we must walk in Him (
v. 6), letting Him have complete control of every area—every decision, act, word, motive, attitude, and thought. If we don't, our spiritual growth will be stunted, and we will yield to a sinful lifestyle.
If you see little progress in your spiritual life, the problem is probably due to an area that you are keeping for yourself. Only in surrendering it to Christ and letting Him be Lord of your entire life will you be enriched beyond measure as He changes your character, perspective, attitudes, and behavior." -Charles Stanley

"3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." 2 Peter 1:3-4

This is the life long journey of the Christian life. We must give up our sinful appetites daily and instead devour heavenly bread (the Word). With every battle against the wills of our own to the obedience of Christ we are being made more like Him and are able to deepen our relationship with Him. And after all is said and done on our journey here on Earth we will be able to say "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." (2 Timothy 4:7-8)



"1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:1-3


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