The bible is full of wonderful teachings for everyday life and holy living. We are instructed to be more like Christ. To crucify our flesh on a daily basis and live as Christ did.
You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. (Colossians 3:7-10 NLT)
Everyday we encounter challenges in life. From very minute decisions that we are faced with to life changing decisions that we have to make. No matter how big or small the situation is we must remember to ask ourselves, What would Jesus do? Think about that for a moment. I’m sure your have heard the phrase, “what would Jesus do”. Really ask yourself, when was the last time you were faced with a circumstance and you stopped and asked yourself: what would Jesus do? When you did stop and consider what Jesus would do in a particular circumstance, did you listen to Jesus? Did you do what Jesus would want you to do? Did you partially do what Jesus would have you do or did you do the exact opposite of what Jesus would have you do for your own selfish motives? Take heed and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you in your everyday life. He is speaking to you throughout your everyday life and in every decision you make. It takes us out of our comfort zone to deny ourselves every day and live for Christ. To know and accept that it is no longer I that lives, but it is Christ who lives in me. I challenge you to be more like him and less like you.
Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. (Romans 6:17-17)
The daily challenge that I will present to you on this blog is to help make you more like Christ. I encourage you to participate in the daily challenges as we take this journey together to strengthen our relationship with Jesus as we strive to become more like him.
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8 NLT)
Jesus Christ died for us, so lets live for him!