Sunday, September 19, 2010

Be Like Christ




BE LIKE CHRIST
If you are a Christian, then why are you not following Jesus Christ? Christians mean followers of Jesus Christ. If so, are we not supposed to be like Christ so that people will see our good works (our sweet fruits) and glorify our Father in heaven?

We can not be Christians and still immersed ourselves in the licentiousness and rapacity of the world. "What has God have in fellowship with Belial." We can live in this world but not of this world. We can not use other people as standards of spirituality. In any situation that we may face, especially if we are in doubt, let us ask ourselves this question. "If Christ were here, what would He have done in this situation?" Then we can be assured that our decision will be right and in accordance with His will.


How can we do this? The answer lies in Romans 12:2 which says, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will."

The will of God is for us to be holy like Him and to dissociate ourselves from the sinfulness and carnality of the world. We can not have our cake and eat it too. The verse above said that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. That means, our minds must think only godly and sublime thoughts, thoughts that edify, thoughts of loving unconditionally, thoughts of selflessness, thoughts of hope and joy, and thoughts of peace.

Let us not run our races to win worldly prizes, they are like steel weights that chain our souls. Instead, let us run our races to win the heavenly prize- to be with the Lord forevermore.

You want to be a good Christian? Be like Christ and follow Him.


Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

14 comments:

Mommy Rubz said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful post Kuya Mel. Indeed, we should always remember, what would Jesus do in every situation. We will never miss out on the opportunity to be a blessing if we do!

God bless!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mommy Rubz,
Yes, you are so right. We will never go wrong if we consider what we Jesus do if He were in the same situation we are in. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

kim said...

i simply wish it's as easy and simple as it sounds considering the 'WORLDY' needs we have to provide. but i believe that we can also ask Christ to help us be like him..

awalkthroughlife said...

i also agree with mommy rubz.. if we think the same way, then it would be easy to become Christ-like and not swerve away from His teachings. thanks for all your posts brother mel--they have truly served as wake-up calls for all of us..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kim,
We can be like Christ by surrendering our lives to Him and doing things in His name. It will take some time for that likeness to manifest in our lives as we obey His will and become a reflection of His glory here on earth. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Both you and Mommy Rubz are very correct in your perceptions. One must always ask the question, what would Jesus do in this situation. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

sana lahat ng tao tumulad kay Jesus Christ.....mapagmahal at mapagpatawad..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Amen to that Arvin. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

krystyna said...

Jesus is my shepherd,
I follow him every day.

Thank you Mel!

God bless you and your Family!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Amen to that my friend. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Cole said...

Sir Mel, I also wish that all people are loving and ready to forgive. Yet, we have to sacrifice and do it ourselves first, and let God touch the hearts of others.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi MelCole,
You said it right. We must exhibit first the traits of our Lord before we expect to see them in others. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Lon said...

Thank you so much Mel Alarilla, for this beautiful post! God bless you!!!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lon,
You're welcome. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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