Sometimes, we as Christians, fail to remember that we are not done with Jesus once we have reached salvation. While we cannot lose our salvation, we can do things that we could classify as being “unsuccessful” in our walk with Christ. So let’s take a look at a few things it takes to have a more fruitful, or “successful,” walk with Him.
You Have To Be Saved
We know to be a Christian, you have to know Christ first! You have to be saved! What are you saved from?
You are saved from sin. (2 Cor. 5:17)
You are saved from judgment. (Rom. 8:1)
You are saved from Hell. (John 3:16)
You Have To Seperate From Certain Things
Once you have accepted Christ as your savior, there are something you should no longer associate yourself with. What are some?
The World. (1John 2:15-17)
Sinful Friends. (2 Cor. 6:17)
Sinful Things. (Heb. 12:14)
Be Willing To Sacrifice
I could go on and on about sacrificing time, money even yourself but Luke 14:33 pretty well takes care of everything when it says ALL that you have. So I’ll save you the read.
You Have To Surrender
Surrender what? Obviously this kind of goes with the previous heading but sacrifice and surrender I believe are two different things. So here are a few.
Your mind. (Phil. 2:5)
Your body. (Rom. 12:1-2)
Your life. (1Cor. 6:19)
So as you can see, being a Christian doesn’t end at finding Salvation. As the term Christian literally means “Christ-like.” There are most certainly ways to be more successful and please the Lord and further His kingdom. As is there are ways to be unsuccessful, and hinder the furtherance of His Kingdom. Luckily God left us an instruction manual called the Bible that teaches us just how to have a “successful” walk with Him.
This is my first blog to publish, please excuse any typos, format errors, or anything else that isn’t up to par. I promise to do all I can to get better at this! Thank you and God bless.