Our church recently had a Revival and the visiting Pastor had some very tough questions for the congregation. Are you being a good Christian? He went on to give us examples and chapters in the bible to study. Then he asked, have you shared Jesus with your family, your friends? Do they know Jesus through you?
Stop! Wow, hold the press!
My brain went into overload and started a landslide of questions in my mind and I just couldn’t find peace, so I studied and studied and narrowed my focus to 3 main questions….
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1. Am I a good Christian daughter?
Ephesians 6:1-2Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”. I know my parents love is unconditional, as is most parents, but am I being reciprocal? Am I honoring them? I try to stay in touch with my parents when possible, each week, sometimes daily. When I see them and talk to them, I take my time, because they are getting older and take more time to gather their thoughts and the joy I receive from their loving comments eliminates any doubts I have about being worthless and a failure. I very much appreciate everything they have done for me and the way they raised me.2. Am I a good Christian wife?
Today’s world views have distorted the biblical truth that woman was created for man. As Christian wives, when we get back to the fundamentals we can be the best wife that God has made us to be. God’s design is perfect and although we will never be perfect this side of heaven, we can strive to follow our husband’s leadership, care for him, respect him in all manner of our conversation and live our life to help meet his needs. The marriage relationship on earth is a living representation of Christ’s relationship to the church, His bride (Ephesians 5:21-33). When we unselfishly love and live for our husband we glorify Christ and teach the world the true role of the Christian wife. God knows best and when we agree with Him our marriages will be blessed. It is a daily choice, and I choose to love him, the way God expects me too!
3. Am I a good Christian mother?
I learned from my mom, and my mom learned from hers. I have changed a few things from what she has taught me. And I am sure she change a few things as well. Times change, situations change. So Bible never states that every woman should be a mother. However, it does say that those whom the Lord blesses to be mothers should take the responsibility seriously. Mothers have a unique and crucial role in the lives of their children. Motherhood is not a chore or unpleasant task. Just as a mother bears a child during pregnancy, and just as a mother feeds and cares for a child during infancy, so mothers also play an ongoing role in the lives of their children, whether they are adolescents, teenagers, young adults, or even adults with children of their own. While the role of motherhood must change and develop, the love, care, nurture, and encouragement a mother gives should never cease. This also includes those mothers chosen to be mothers of children not of their own bodies as well. I pray my children will learn from me and also make changes where needed, but always keeping God first.
In conclusion, I believe I have been all three, and I will continue to study and stay in Gods word to better myself and continue to apply what God teaches me and I pray that my family will always remember how much I love them and how much I strive to be ‘A good Christian’ in all aspects of my life.
Thank you Jesus, for loving me so well.