SARAH SPEAKS: WE CALL OURSELVES CHRISTIANS?

We're supposed to be different right? Our lives should be testimonies of his greatness right? Why isn't that the case though?

We claim to be Christians, people saved by faith and grace. A people redeemed by our saviour. Yet why do we still act the same way we always did? We still dress the same, showing off our bodies, leading people to sin and claiming God looks at the heart and not the outer appearance. True, but have we forgotten "that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" (Matt 12:34).

We still associate with the same people, joining them to do the same things our bible, our base, condemns. We forget that we're supposed to be a light to the world ( Matt 5:14) and "not conform to the standards of it" (Rom 12:2).

We like to use the phrases "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" and "grace covers a multitude of sin" as excuses to justify our short comings when we know we can do so much better. But then, "shall we go on doing the wrong thing so that grace may abound" (Rom 6:1)?

We place ourselves in situations that will make us fall yet we still ask for Gods grace to overcome the temptations. We've forgotten that the same bible that tells us "Jesus gave us power over sin" (Rom 6:4-6) also "tells us to resist temptation and flee from the devil" (James 4:7)

We make rash decisions on our own, thinking we've got this, yet we blame God when things go wrong (Prov 19:2). We're actually supposed to "commit our ways to God for direction" but do we (Prov 3:6)? So why do we expect him to direct when we didn't ask.

We seek God for what he can give us, what he can do for us but we forget that he gives his conditions too. We want to be blessed, but fail to follow his rules (Deut 28: 1-2). Yet we expect him to bless us.

We often say, "all things work together for good". Well they do, but we forget the part that further says "to those that love him and are called according to his purpose" (Rom 8:28). Do we really love him? Are we called according to his purpose? So why should all things work together for our good?

We really aren't fooling God, in fact we aren't fooling anybody.

If we wanted to lose weight and be fit, would we go to the gym with an unhealthy over weight person? Or if we wanted to pass an exam would we study with the laziest person? In the same way how do we expect do be a light that will draw others when we still act the same and do the same things as everyone else 

As we celebrate the death and resurrection of our savior, its important to look back, reflect and work towards being better; knowing him better and serving him.

I admit it's not easy but we press on towards the upward calling and that's what keeps me going.

Now I'm not trying to condemn anyone as I've been in most of these situations but sometimes we've got to be real with ourselves and ask the right questions.

What questions should we be asking ourselves as Christians?

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20 comments:

Audrey A said...

This is a very good article and I was wondering if God wants us to live in a peaceful world, why is there still suffering in a lot of places? After reading and hearing about Christians getting killed and churches being destroyed makes me wonder.

MELODY JACOBS said...

well said dear.

jennifer ijeoma said...

God Bless you. I pray we make the most of this Easter. Thank you for this insightful post.
Happy Easter!
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks hun, credits to the leading of the holy spirit. My simple answer to your question is that we are now in the end times talked about in Mathew 28. All the signs of the end times have come and gone. Matt
24:9-10 further tells us that Christians be killed and punished because we serve God. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Glad you could stop by dear.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

God bless you too, thank you for reading and Happy Easter to you too. He is RISEN!

Seyi said...

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JustMissedtge said...

This was so good Sarah. Very convicting post. God bless you.

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WanShyGirl Blog said...

Sarah you couldn't have said it better.The one that baffles me the most is when people intentionally do wrong and say that because of Grace or God's Undeserved Kindness they are forgiven. Following Christ's steps closely in these last days is really not easy yet in the end it's definitely going to be worth it.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

It convicted me too, God bless you too for reading and stopping by

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

It's not easy girl but the goal is to finish the race and make heaven for what profit will we get if we gain the whole world and loose our soul. And as for the first point, that taking God for granted, one day the grace will run out. All in all I believe these things come with growing in the spirit and hating all forms of sins, we pray for grace as we stay away from sin. Thanks for your comment hun.

Oreoluwa A. said...

Well written! This post is not condemning, but only speaking the truth. We Christians are the salt of the world and we are to live for Christ, preaching the gospel with our daily lives.

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I just had to put it out there before people feel that I'm coming from a judgemental point of view. Thanks for reading, glad you got the drift.

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Henry, this comment just made my day, thank you so much for reading taking the time to read my posts, it really means a lot to me. All glory to God for the inspiration for this post. I hope to see you on here again.

Winifred Atusue said...

I love this! Bless your heart Sarah.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Bless you too Winifred, thanks for stopping by

Yvonne Ogwulu said...

Just stumbled upon your blog, and I've been blessed already! This post is awesome! Thanks for sharing this truth to the world!

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Amen, thank you so much for reading.

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