Monday, December 4, 2017

Transformation, Not Insurance

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Christianity is not a life insurance policy. What I mean by that is, it isn’t a one time decision that gets cashed in when you die. Neither is it something that you think about increasing every once in a while, like when child arrives. Listen, having life insurance isn’t life-changing!

Being a Christ follower who trusts in Christ alone for salvation opens the door to a new life. “If any man is in Christ, he is a new creation,” Paul told the Corinthians. You are completely and totally transformed. In other words, the Christian life is not a one-and-done event. It is a continual, lifelong process of spiritual growth.

How do you determine if you are a life insurance Christian? Good question. Ask yourselves these questions, then answer them honestly:

Does my initial trust in Jesus make a difference in my life today?

Do I think of Christianity as an event? Like baptism, confirmation, being a church member? Or, is it daily interaction with Christ?

Am I following Jesus more closely now than last year? And the year before that? And the year before that?

Can I honestly say that I am growing more and more in faith?

Do I demonstrate a genuine love for the lost and other Christ followers?

The honest answers to these questions will help you determine if you are a life insurance Christian or not. Being real with God, and honest with ourselves, is foundational to a transformed life.

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one other is increasing. 2 Thessalonians 1.3

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