Full-Time Christians

Full-Time Christians

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk
worthy of the calling with which you were called”
– Ephesians 4:1 –

Chapter 4 of Ephesians contains a lot of excellent practical advice from the apostle Paul. Let us look at the main ones:

  1. God called us to be His sons and daughters; therefore we must live in a dignified was as one who lives as the son and daughter of the King of the universe: with humility and kindness to others.
  2. The church is the body of Christ, and our behavior must contribute to the unity of the body of Christ.
  3. God granted gifts to His sons and daughters; and these gifts serve for the perfection of church members.
  4. When we apply our gifts and develop ourselves, we become more and more mature and steadfast in faith.
  5. If we are sons and daughters of God, we must not live as Gentiles, that is, as ones who do not know God.
  6. We must practice truthfulness; always telling the truth and fleeing from the lie.
  7. We have the right to be angry and outraged at things that are wrong; but we don’t have the right to sin or mistreat people because of our anger.
  8. Our words should be used to bless and edify people, and not to mistreat or humiliate.
  9. We must live in harmony with everyone, practicing forgiveness.

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be uderstood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life” 
(Franciscan prayer for peace).

Being a Christian is a serious matter. Being a Christian is more
than just saying “I believe in this” or “I believe in that.”
The sons and daughters of God must give daily,
full-time testimony that they are children of the King of the universe.

Do you know who you are? God bless you…