Are we good Christians? Sometimes we do ask ourselves that question. Or perhaps we should ask ourselves, ‘What is a good Christian?’ A good Christian goes to church, reads the Bible, prays, does good things, is a good friend and son/daughter to others, etc. Is that only what it really means to be a Christian? Those answers are right and all but it seems to me, we’ve reduced being a Christian to only that.
The Bible says in the book of 1 John in the sixth verse of the second chapter, ‘Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.’
We should be asking ourselves ‘AM I A GOOD CHRIST?’
You passionately love Jesus, but you don't really want to be like Him. You admire His humility, but you don't want to be THAT humble. You think it's beautiful that He washed the feet of the disciples, but that's not exactly the direction your life is headed. You're thankful He was spit upon and abused, but you would never let that happen to you. You praise Him for loving you enough to suffer during His whole time on earth, but you're going to do everything within your power to make sure you enjoy your time down here.
In short: You think He's a great Savior, but not a great role model.
Would our lives significantly change if we would act more like Jesus, or be like how Jesus was to the people he came across with?
This is no means to bash the work of the church because Jesus did all those things - He went to church (synagogue), he read God's word, he prayed, he joined others in fellowship (most of them involved food too!). This post is more of a reminder for ourselves to make a personal conviction to live like Him and to love others the way He loved us.
Let’s live lives that one day any person that we come across in life can say ‘the days I’ve spent with (insert your name) was the closest thing I’ve ever experienced to walking with Jesus’