I hear a lot of people throw around the “C” word! What does it mean when you call yourself a Christian?
When I say that I am a Christian, I am saying that I have a personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. It means that I know that I am nothing without Him and everything with Him. It means that I have died to my old self and come alive as a new creation. It means that I am saved and when I die a physical death, I will experience a miraculous resurrection and live with God – my Creator and Sustainer forever and always! It means that I have made the choice to live in the power of the spiritual over the physical!
I am saved! Saved for what? Saved for God, from Hell, to Heaven! There is something better and I experience a taste of it everyday and I am looking forward to the day when I experience the whole deal without any breaks or interruptions.
I am saved to experience the difference and make the difference. My life has not and will not ever be the same. It is bigger, better and growing everyday with no end in sight.
I am saved to choose risk over safety. As a child of the Most High God, I have a promise from the only One who can really make and keep His promises. There is nothing that will ever come my way that God will not use for my good, as I love and trust Him.
I am saved to experience change over stability. The world says: “Take it easy!”, but God says “Go for it!” I will go for it again and again and know that my God has already counted the cost and counted it worthy!
I am saved to work for expansion over preservation. God did not save me to protect my very limited space. God saved me to go out and take back what was taken from me. This is notice: We are coming to get what belongs to us!
I am saved to live adventure over predictability. God has a great and amazing adventure mapped out for me. I don’t have to know the directions on the map, I just have to know the One that knows the directions and be willing to follow His lead! I will follow!
I am a Christian. I am saved. Life really does matter and I am going to live it to the fullest – here on earth and in a special place called Heaven!