Who Do They Say You Are?
What does being a Christian mean to you? For some, it just means going to a church each Sunday and learning about Jesus, the Savior of the world. For others, it means you attend a Christian church on Easter and Christmas with your family. For me, it's a lifestyle. I know not everyone who professes Christianity lives out the life of a Christian. Most don't even know what that would mean. I can say for myself, my lifestyle is a direct result from a deep conviction. I continue to learn more about God, spend daily time in worship so I can experience more of His presence, read the scriptures so I know how to become more like Jesus - walking in love, forgiveness and peace - letting go of bitterness, resentment and anger - helping others to enjoy the life Christ died for them to have. He died so you can have a life that is full of joy and peace, and when trials come, you know how to overcome the pain. God is for you, not against you. He is not angry about the sins you have committed. He is waiting for you to come to Him. What is your level of commitment to Christ? No matter what it is today, it can always be more. Your relationship with Him can always be greater. If you don't know where to begin, start by giving Him 5 uninterrupted minutes of your day. Keep showing up and be faithful to commit even the smallest portion of your day to Him and see what happens. Speak to Him as you would a best friend. He will never tell your secrets.
Who do people say that you are? Do they even know you believe in Christ? Does your lifestyle reflect what you believe? Peter knew that Jesus was the Messiah by the way He lived his life. But who do people say YOU are? No, we should not live for the approval of others but do they even know you are a child of God? Do you share your faith? Have you told anyone what Christ has done for you? Share your testimony and others will KNOW who you are. Selah
Matthew 16:15-16 (AMP) He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), the Son of the living God.”
John 10:10 (AMP) The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].
Romans 5:8 (VOICE) But think about this: while we were wasting our lives in sin, God revealed His powerful love to us in a tangible display—the Anointed One died for us.