A while back, a friend of mine had someone ask her if EVERYTHING to her had to be about being a Christian?
This keeps coming into my head. I keep answering the question up in there too. YES. It really does need to be all about FOLLOWING JESUS. That is what Christian means, right? If I call myself a Christian, I’m a follower of Christ. Therefore, YES, EVERYTHING falls under that.
Being a Christian to me is like nothing else I am. It’s as constant as the fact that I’m a woman, but still not the same. It’s more than that. Being a Christian involves much more than just gender or culture or the color of my skin. It is what holds everything I am together. How did I do it before I was born again??? –is the question I ask myself over and over.
I pray that everyday I become more and more like Christ. That is what Christians are supposed to strive for, right? We are supposed to live CHRIST-LIKE. We are supposed to press on toward the reward that is awaiting us BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST, emphasizing CHRIST (since I’m talking about CHRISTian here) gave His life so we could have it.
DOES THIS MEAN that I can’t be friends with non-Christians? NO. Does this mean I’m “holier than thou?” HAHAHA…no! Does this mean I can only love those who love Jesus? NO! I’m to love my neighbor and that is EVERYONE. (Mark 12:31) There are no stipulations in the Bible that say I’m to only love people just like me. I’m supposed to love ALL Y’ALL! I do believe that is what I will try my hardest to do.
DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ABOUT BEING CHRISTIAN?
Yes. I have chosen to be a Christian.
I HAVE DECIDED.
Reminds me of a song. (Like most things do!)
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