Christianity appears to come at the steep price. When Jesus was here on earth tells said that whoever wants to follow him, he or she needs to lay down the life. At times it can be very hard to do so, especially when you cannot see the direct benefits. To become a Christian, one gains living a lot. Here are some of them being a Christian which makes everyone to live for Christ.
God Change Your Perspective
When you’re living as a Christian and you realize the world round you is actually lost without Jesus, the personal life gets put into the right perspective. Your priorities, problems and the outlook completely change when you’ve discovered the life’s purpose. There is a demand for ever come to be Christ followers. People’s life and yourself change differently and things which were bothering you or consuming your thoughts, gradually diminish. You just listen to your friends or neighbors, complaining about their life but and you get to know you are different now.
You are free to be yourself
Another gain of living as a Christian when you once come to the Lord, you have a new freedom of caring what the others think of. Before you become saved, you only care for yourself affairs, addicted to care about your appearance, dress size, and social status. Certainly, this mindset is not out of the self-adoration, it does result from the low self-worth together with the need for loving and accepting who you are.
Receive the personal connection with Christ Jesus
Jesus Christ is a friend to the whole of your life. Think of having a lifelong friend and the companion, teacher and mentor, the role model and the assistance in all situations in life. Jesus Christ is such the person to us all. He passed temptation like us in all things but he overcame them all sin being included. Sin is anything which goes contrary to God’s will together with His laws. When you commit sin it means you have disobeyed these laws. A lust to sin lives in human nature. Likewise, it is motivated and contaminated by sinful tendencies which live in all people resulting in a fall into disobedience and sin in a Garden of Eden. Therefore regardless of we face, Jesus will relate them to our situations and will assist us to go through it all. He is a very close friend in that we will talk to him any time of the day concerning anything we face. Every time he is there, through thin and thick to help us in.
Receive Holy Spirit as the helper and the companion in your own life
Holy Spirit is being sent to be the guiding presence and the power in the life we are living. He always guides us in everything; the helper for whatsoever happens. Living a Christianity life, you will recognize the sins, and on how you can overcome them together with given the power to do the same thing. He is the engine, the motor who drives us onward and he gives us the strength when no one is there to strengthen us. Holy Spirit assists in our flaws, and make us intercede for us. Jesus is our head and Holy Spirit is in our hearts, nothing which will stop us to live completely as per the God’s will and to be completely and totally joyful.
Receive the victory over sin and all things which make you feel miserable
Lust, impatience, anger and jealousy are not pleasant things for one to experience. To live according to the sinful nature is like trying to hold the wind. This will leave you miserable and empty and constantly requiring more, getting for the satisfaction of the lusts. Desires which we experience which goes against the God’s will. Likewise, when you desire for anything that is sin and is also known as sin in a flesh.” Even though the expression of the youthful lusts, it is often recognized as a sin in connection with the sinful sexual lusts and desires. This includes anything which goes against what is right and good in the God’s eyes. Once you are victorious over the sin, you then find yourself very joyous. The perfect and the heavenly joy which will not leave you when feeling miserable and empty is by living a Christian life.
The Christian core values are being based on God together with the work of Christ Jesus. The very important Christian value to Christian is valuing God more as compared to anybody, anything, or any knowledge. Christian values are usually based on the spiritual things than the material things. Even if the Christian values are actually spiritual in nature, evidence to these values comes through the deeds and the actions. These Christian core values include value God, hope, love, righteousness, goodness, and faithfulness.
The Christian core value is to have God first to everything in our lives. This actually means constantly seeking God’s righteousness and fully relying on Him. To humans, they have freedom of a choice to choose what is wrong and know what is right. If people value God then we will seek Him because of what is wrong and right. Many people have resources which means taking care to ourselves, but when there is God’s value, we will depend on Him because He cares for our needs. God’s valued is high when we confess that He always knows better than people concerning what people need in their lives.
Hope is the Christian core value. Christian’s hope depends on Jesus’s promises which He may redeem the mankind and offer the mankind eternal life. The value of hope helps the Christian to become patient and also persevere through Jesus Christ’ promises of the eternal life which is unseen and also unrealized at a present time.
Love is the Christian core value. The Christian love is known as “agape” love that means the unmerited favour. The Christians understand this type of a love using God. Due to God’s unmerited grace and favor, He gave all of the mankind eternal life over Jesus Christ. The true love actually comes from the Lord. Christians on the hand value very much God’s love by desiring to provide Godly love of the unmerited favors to others.
This the core Christian value when Christian accepts Christ Jesus as the Lord and their Savior, he/ she can now in the right standing with the creator. They’re the “new man” as they are set for God’ reason which is being righteous and holy. Righteousness has become more precious because Christian grows in his/her love with God. Christian pursues God’s will by doing the right thing in God’s eyes as he/she desires to be strengthening their relationship with the Lord.
This is also another Christian value which is worthy of the consideration. To be good definitely ties in by being kind together with faith perception going hand-in-hand. The goodness is the Christian values which change the person expression expressing it and also the people interacting with another.
Among all the Christian core values, to say faithfulness become the one which very many people are predicated. The trust and to love God live out the commitment which helps to make sure that one is exhibiting and embracing the other principles of the Christian to the fullest
For Christians, the problems of economic ethics are becoming increasingly important.
This is due to the rapid formation of market relations in our country and the construction of a new, moral society based on the commandments of God, as well as the need for their adoption in the modern world. We are gonna collaborate with our friends at Ten Tipper to explore the world of business ethics for Christian business owners and managers.
Today, many thinking people do not pay attention to the economic crisis, but to the spiritual and moral crisis, which has pierced practically all spheres of life: politics, culture, family relations, and education, as well as the sphere of financial activity. Some even boldly declare that morality and ethics are almost completely absent, especially in the business sphere, because each of us is faced daily with situations where we are weighed down or cheated on the market, shops sell low-quality products, and in the business sphere the likelihood of a fair deal almost reduced to zero.
Why is morality so important to man?
Because it is the moral (moral) qualities that are the highest feelings, experiences related to the attitude of a person towards other people, towards society, towards their public duties. Without morality, man simply cannot be man.
But this is how the Creator made him. Moral is inextricably linked with God!
A few millennia ago, God shared with His people the principles of morality that the whole world today knows as the Ten Commandments! The first four of them reflect the attitude of a person directly to His Creator, and the six others speak about relationships with other people and show the moral and ethical side of our being. In turn, four of these commandments speak directly connected with property and business relations between people: do not steal, do not desire what your neighbor has; do not lie, work six days, but give one day to the Lord.
The moral values are described in some detail in the New Testament.
The New Testament apostolic epistles are a mirror in which practically all aspects of the life of early Christian society are fairly accurately reflected. In each of the Epistles included in the Bible canon, the apostles do not cease to call for love, patience, honesty, compassion, and hard work.
In today’s business relations, there is the identification that ethics can be considered an essence of success for modern organizations. This essence is presented through actions among business agents, such as customers, suppliers, competitors and among the company’s own employees.
To act ethically in this context means to act according to certain rules and precepts. But it turns out that many companies disclose rules, or even codes of ethics, but fail to comply. With this we can observe the difficulty of coordinating the discourse with daily practice. But how can you disseminate such values and at the same time get their application? How to manage the most diverse interests of employees taking into account the importance of ethics? These are some of the questions that the article presents for reflection from practical examples, including the exhibition of the concepts involved.
The rationale for discussing these issues is due to the fact that people demonstrate higher levels of commitment by feeling that their companies work smoothly and integrity. It is the so-called example, which contributes to the dissemination of these values within organizations.
Christianity requires its believers to live an exemplary life. This would serve as a way of showing the community the right path to follow. Living an exemplary life has a lot of rewards. Each outstanding Christian faces challenges and tests. How you face these challenges and handle them would define you as an exemplary Christian. Some of the things you may do to practice an exemplary Christian life include:
Follow Jesus’ Examples.
Christianity calls for all its believers to follow the examples of Jesus Christ at all times. The Bible quotes Jesus telling His followers to love their enemies and those who prosecute them. A Christian should practice love to all as they love themselves. It would reflect the example of Jesus who showed love to all and healed all.
Read and Practice What the Bible Says.
In the Bible, God gave Christians the Ten Commandments which would guide us. Christianity encourages a follower to listen and execute the word of God. The ten commandments should also guide a Christian to lead an exemplary life. They should be righteous and remember that man does not live on bread alone.
Pray and Repent Your Sins.
Human beings are bound to sin at any time. We may sin and repentance is the best way to cleansen our sins. Being humble before the Lord as a Christian makes you an example. We should repent our sins through prayers and ask God to lead us through righteous paths.
Christians should learn to forgive others also which is called for in the Bible. Having a forgiving heart shows the example of Jesus Christ Who lives in us. Pray for all in the church and the society without discriminating. Prayer opens a way for anyone to receive blessings from the Lord.
Stand By Your Faith.
Being swayed from your Faith may be easy during tough situations. Christianity calls for its believers to stand by their faith at all times. You will always face trials as a Christian and how you hold to fight the struggles would define you. Do not let anyone show that you are weak in Faith. You should be able to show them the strength of serving the Lord.
Understand People’s Perspectives.
You will meet and walk with a lot of people during your Christian life. As a believer, you should be able to understand people’s points of view. The views may be different, but it would be exemplary to stand by what is right. Always remember to pray for peace and understanding and it would help you through.
A Christian can pray to God to give them understanding and perseverance. Tribulations may face you at any given time and patience is vital. Pray for challenges facing you and be patient for the Lord to open ways for you. God’s work would be a testimony for people to believe in. People around you would love your character, and that would be leading an exemplary life.
Be Kind to All.
One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is being kind. A Christian should be compassionate at any given time. Kindness defines you as a true Christian. Kindness is visible through how humble a Christian can be. Kindness ensures that all those around you think well about you.
Fellowship With Other Believers.
As a Christian, You should be able to interact with fellow believers. Attend church services and also attend different seminars. Don’t judge fellow believers since you are supposed to live an exemplary life. Always share your views openly to all.
GOD’S PLAN – PEACE AND LIFE
God loves us and wants us to experience His peace and life. The Bible says . . . “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (KJV)
MAN’S PROBLEM – SEPARATION
Being at peace with God is not automatic because we by nature are separated from God. The Bible says . . . “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 (NIV)
GOD’S REMEDY – THE CROSS
God’s love bridges the gap of separation between God and us. When Jesus Christ died on the cross and arose from the grave, He paid the penalty for our sins. The Bible says . . . “He personally carried the load of our sins in his own body when He died on the cross . . .” 1 Peter 2:24 (TLB)
MAN’S RESPONSE – RECEIVE CHRIST
We cross the bridge into God’s family when we receive Christ by personal invitation. The Bible says . . . “But as many as received Him, to them he gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name . . .” John 1:12 (NASB)
To receive Christ you need to do four things:
ADMIT your spiritual need. “I am a sinner.”
REPENT and be willing to turn from your sin.
BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross.
RECEIVE, through prayer, Jesus Christ into your heart and life.
The Bible says (Christ is speaking): “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in . . .” Revelation 3:20 (KJV)
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 (NIV)
WHAT TO PRAY:
Dear Lord Jesus: I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I receive you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for now saving me. Amen.