We've all seen them plenty of times- people who profess to be Christians- they go to church, own a Bible, ect...But somehow, their actions don't reflect what they "believe". I know there have also been times when I've been one of those lukewarm, halfhearted Christians. Sure I still believed i n God. Sure I still loved Him. But, there was no enthusiasm in my faith life. I suppose you could say it was, well, dead. Since the time when I felt "dead" in my relationship with Christ, God has brought me closer to Him and given me a burning desire to glorify Him. Here are some key characteristics I can see in my life compared to my life before. Are you a "dead" Christian, or are you on fire for Christ?
Characteristics of a "dead" believer
Jesus is shoved into the nooks and
crannies of our existence
Content to go with the flow
Content to be average
Morally goes to the edge of the cliff-
"How much can I get away with?"
Oblivious of/unconcerned about sin
Thoughts constantly centered on
Bored with God
Characteristics of someone who is alive in Christ
Life is centered fully around Jesus Christ
Love Christ first, others second
"A pure heart is one to which all that is not of God
is strange and jarring."- John Tavler
"What is the secret to great living?... [A] life that has
made more than a passing flicker in the spiritual
realm." - Amy Carmichael
"How much can I glorify Jesus Christ throughout my day?"
Deals with sin
Thoughts are constantly centered on Christ
Excited about faith!
Let me know what you girls think of this and if you have anything to add!