The Numbers of Hope
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
What it means to be a Christian ~ by Hiker Dan
Being a Christian is far more than just an instantaneous conversion. It is a very deeply felt conditioning of one's heart. It is ongoing and a daily process by which we grow in our personal faith. It is a unique one on one relationship with Jesus as we become more like Christ Himself in how we relate to each other and in how we are to show and share Him with everyone we meet. Jesus sets the standards of measurement, the scale of weights and measures, that dictates the test of our moral characters.
Philippians 2:1-4 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy, by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings focusing on one goal. Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
We are to celebrate Jesus Christ by sharing God's most precious gift with everyone. Jesus is the gift of Life, Hope, Peace, and Love all in one package. We all need Jesus now more than ever in this dying world. He is our God, our Lord and Savior, our guiding light and Shepherd. In Him we find truth and life everlasting. Jesus is my very best friend and He can be yours too.