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Does it always have to be about being Christian?

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.

Soooooooooooo…

DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ABOUT BEING CHRISTIAN?

TO ME…

Yes.  I have chosen to be a Christian.

I HAVE DECIDED.

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Anxious

PHILIPPIANS 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

I get anxious about things.  I don’t call it worry, but that is what it is sometimes.  I’m not saying I’m a “worrier” (is that how you spell that?), but I do concern myself with things that really aren’t necessary at times.

This week I have a lot of things ahead of me that need to be done and I’m praying that everything goes smoothly.  I know there are much crazier things going on in this world than the things in front of me, but I ALSO KNOW that Philippians 4:6 says IN EVERYTHING… meaning God cares about all of it!

I can take anything to HIM…BIG or small.  I take absolute comfort in that.  I feel at peace knowing that He cares and wants me to ask Him for help.  He is there for me and I can speak to Him.  I thank Him and praise Him for it all!

He knows my fears.  He knows my concerns.  He knows what I have to do.  He knows how it will turn out.  I thank Him in advance for all of the things He is doing and will do with all the stuff that needs to be done this week.  I love that I can count it all already as blessings!  I’m confident in HIM.  He is my confidence.

Thank You God for this verse, for allowing me to take my cares to you and for giving me the assurance that YOU WILL BE WITH ME through it all!  Amen.

Everything!!!

EVERYTHING!!!

Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. (Ephesians 1:11 NLT)

Everything!!!

for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16 NLT)

Everything!!!

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