Seven Quick Helps for a Christian Life

Our lives are incredibly busy.

There’s the shopping to do, the kids to bathe, the lawn to mow, and that’s in addition to working 40 hours a week. How are we supposed to find time to study the Word and find God’s will for our lives?

Here are seven quick helps for walking in the footsteps of Christ:

1 John 3:3 says to keep our thoughts on Jesus throughout each day:

“And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.”

James 1:19 suggests we spend more time listening and less time reacting:

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.”

Hebrews 13:4 requires commitment in our personal relationships:

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 instructs us not to long for the things we’ve left behind:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Proverbs 17:28 is our caution to watch what we say:

“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.”

Acts 10:42 advocates sharing our love for Christ with others:

“And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.”

Jude 1:2 encourages us to look for God’s blessings in every situation:

“May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.”

Let’s sum these up for easy reference:

  1. Think on Jesus
  2. Be a good listener
  3. Honor our relationships
  4. Don’t look back
  5. Think before we speak
  6. Share Christ
  7. Expect God’s blessings

Christianity doesn’t have to be hard. We live it one day at a time, one hour at a time, one thought at a time. We live for Jesus in the little moments of every day.

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Originally Published: 4-2-17

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