Most people don’t know how to live a meaningful Christian life. They just go on with their lives, doing mundane things and sticking to their routines, without acknowledging the real purpose of their lives. Sleeping, eating, working, playing, all of which are geared to self-satisfaction, disregarding to dedicate their lives to the Christian way. There is actually a better way to live life to fullest. Below are the elements that you could use as a guide on how to live life according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Praying daily can give you a lot of benefits. Not only it would give you directions and guidance on how to tackle your daily trials and activities but it would also calms your mind, humbles your soul and strengthen your belief in Jesus Christ. It is through praying that you could internalize and acknowledge your faults and mistakes, strengthen your faith and just basically living in a meaningful Christian life.
Aside from praying, reading the Bible everyday would not only expose you to the values of being a Christian, it would also guide you to internalize the Word of God. Through the Bible, you can find a purposeful direction in your life. If you read the Bible every day, it could actually help you obey God and guide you not to sin. Hence, it would help you walk through life following Jesus’ example by reading his Word.
Strive to Change
Praying and reading the Bible daily wouldn’t be effective in living a Christian life if you cannot evaluate yourself. Look deeply in yourself and discover your prejudice, biases, mistakes and pains. The most important thing is you acknowledge that you need to change yourself. Without realizing that you’re a sinner, you cannot have repentance. It is important to bear in mind that there are times that you cannot follow the teachings of Jesus Christ to have a meaningful Christian life. Nobody is perfect. Everybody is bound to sin. That’s okay. The most important thing is you strive to change. It is only through reflection that one could see that you’re like a helpless beggar at the cross, needing the blood of Jesus in order to have hope in your relationship with God.
Living a Simple Life
Having luxury material things, things that you do not actually need to survive, would only hamper the growth of your Christian life. Always remember that Jesus didn’t have all the material possessions but still He rules our world. You could live life simply. By living simply, it would amplify your beliefs and would strengthen your spirituality, not to mention that it would also cut your expenses. Give what you abundantly have to others and your spirit will rejoice.
Never be Afraid to Share Your Beliefs
Sharing the spiritual journey of your Christian life to others will not only inspire others but it will help you reflect and remember your own personal experience with God and be astounded in His Divine Power. In other words, it will not only inspire other people but it will also re-inspire yourself. Don’t cower when people criticize you of your beliefs. Don’t let them weaken your faith. They are just there to test you. In fact, have courage and be kind to people who need them the most.
To have a meaningful Christian life, one only has to put Jesus Christ in the center of his/her world.