Christianity is not an honorary degree. There is work to be done if you must make it to the finish line. Being referred to as a Christian is not just a title for your head. You must fulfil the requirement for the award of that name. It is not a position of being passive. A Christian is a Christian because he lives out his calling. The name comes from behaving like Christ- an action. The call to be a Christian is a call to live the life that God originally intended for man. And that life is a life of fellowship with God.
So, what is a Christian called to do? You are called out to regain the love that was lost by man in the garden of Eden. The moment man dipped his hand in sin, the love he had for God dwindled. His desire is that you will love Him and in turn obey His every command. If you profess to love God, your love must translate into obedience. Jesus tells us that if we love Him, we will obey His commands.
You are not here to come and sidon look. You are here to act out the love you profess that you have for God. This is why there must be a difference between what your life looked like before you accepted Jesus as your Lord and after. You begin to seek to please Him.
A true Christian acts on the Word he hears from God through the Bible. He has great reverence for God and His laws. He seeks to obey God’s every command.
You are a Christian when you obey Christ and follow in His footsteps not because you bear an Hebrew name.
And when you begin to obey God, your light shines to the world and they in turn will give glory to your Father in heaven. Now, that’s what God wants- to receive the glory over your life. This was the order the Christians in Antioch followed which made people around them assign them the name Christian. Their obedience to God was reflected on their life style.
Are you living according to the rules of your calling?
“. . .Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. . .” (Romans 1:5 NLT)
You have been called to live the life and walk the walk!
Call to action!
~ OMOSEBI Mary Omolola