1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
Did you ever doubt that believing in Jesus changes you? For a while I did. Thinking that being a Christian was all about my working harder to fix the past. But I missed the important part: being in Christ meant I am a new person - empowered by the Holy Spirit, guided by God’s Word, and part of God’s people the Church. My old self was gone and replaced with a new identity and a new purpose to walk as Jesus did. I now carry his brand image. What I say and don’t say, do and not do, how I react and respond, shouts aloud what I believe and who I follow. So, my faith must mirror Jesus’ walk. People will see the difference. How’s your walk going?
Being a Christ follower isn’t measured by how much we know, or how smart we are, or how successful or how powerful we are but rather: as a Child of God is my walk like Jesus?
I’m grateful to the Lord you are at church this Sunday, so we can grow together in walking like Christ.