Article:Being a Christian among Christians | Aby Memana
A Christian is one who has escaped anger and condemnation, brought into a wonderful relationship with our Creator.
However, is this true for us in today’s world? We go to our church services, Sunday school, camp meetings, youth retreats and so on, where we put ourselves on display for the world to see and judge; but what does your heart look like? When God looks down, deep into you, are you being true to yourself? True to the One who gave it all?
It is easier to go around preaching the Gospel and talk about living a life like Christ did, than to practice what you preach. To build a close relationship with our heavenly father should be our priority, an important criteria of being a true Christian. On the establishment of this love, is when we wholeheartedly do what He pleases, and our actions and words build up pride in the Lord’s eyes.
If you spend your life trying to please everyone around you and letting them control your life, you could end up with a lot of friends and keeping them all happy; but this could inevitably make you miss or alter your destiny. It is always better to please God and have some people upset with you than please people and have God upset with you.
As the scriptures say in Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Let us arise and stand up for what is right. Not what traditions and culture have been teaching us over the years, and moulding our hearts and minds in the wrong direction causing us to prioritize unimportant things in the eyes of the Father. Be the kind of true Christian that the Bible talks of, not imitators of the world; and build this generation that will never let the Pentecostal flame to ever dampen!
We have an entire world crying out for miracles, crying out for a healing touch, crying out for a new beginning in their lives. Let us go out and spread the love and joy of the Father, touching hearts and changing lives through everything we do and say, because ‘Greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done in our cities for God