"What is a simple Christian life?"
Many thought that to live a simple lifestyle, one has to live far away from civilisation where there's no electricity, television, and other life's pleasure. They think it is impossible to live simply in the midst of an affluent society where material wealth and status is highly esteemed.
It's true that to live life simply is not an easy task but definitely it's doable.
It is not a life where we go all out to deny ourselves of things per say but rather living a life focusing on what is truly important and not be distracted or tempted by things that are temporal and of no eternal value.
It is a surrendered life -a normal Christian life where Christ is all in all. It's also a dynamic life in Christ.
It is pursuing a life of total commitment and obedience to God.
Only when we are totally committed and devoted to God and yielded to His will for our lives - only then can we truly live a simple Christian life.
It is a surrendered life - a normal Christian life where Christ is all in all. It's also a dynamic life in Christ.
That's the kind of life I'm talking about and desire after.
At one time, I have asked myself this question; "Am I fulfilled in what I am doing? Am I where God want me to be at this moment in time?" My answer to these two questions were a clear disturbing "NO!"
I desire for a life that's totally surrendered to God; to know His will and to do it in the power of His Holy Spirit. I want to live the abundant life as promised in John 3:16 and 10:10.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10
I desire to live the 'normal' Christian life that is pleasing to Him and show forth His love, and power to the world so that they will come wanting to know more about this wonderful and powerful God I serve.
And to live such a life means living life God's way.
What about you?
Would you rather be a simple Christian living life God's way in the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God or... would you want to continue living an ineffective self-centred life seeking the world's pleasures.
If you have a second chance, would you live life differently? Do you have a deep hunger and yearning for a simple life that's without pretence and uncomplicated but exciting, rewarding and impact others?
Jesus said that He comes that we might have life and have it more abundantly. What is this abundant life He was referring to and how come we are not living this wonderful, God's ordained abundant life? Or are you?
Let's not allow the devil to steal, kill or destroy the wonderful life we can have in Christ. Embrace simplicity! Live for Christ alone!
To help me stay on course, I have created this website to chronicle my thoughts on life, my understanding of God's word, and my daily journey with Him.
This is a Christian website and if you are not a Christian, I hope you will also find something here that might help you in whatever life situation you are in now.
I pray that you will make a decision to commit your life to Christ, and let His Spirit empowered you to live a victorious life in Christ.
Do join me, a simple Christian, to walk the walk of faith and trust; looking not at the troubled water around us, but steadily fixing our eyes on Jesus. Let's uncluttered our lives and live to the maximum; free from the things that hinder us from following Christ wholeheartedly.
May God's manifold blessings be upon you and may He gives you the courage to step out in faith and live the abundant simple life according to God's will for us.
Be a simple Christian! Live a simple life and glorify God.
A Short Bio: Hello! I’m Flora Tan. I’m a full-time caregiver to my mom who is suffering from dementia. Aside from caregiving, I’m a writer, internet entrepreneur/coach. More important than all these, I’m a beloved daughter of the Most High God, called to make a positive difference where I am.
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