Monday, March 21, 2011

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. If we have to compare ourselves, we have to compare ourselves with Christ. 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:

Calleigh said...

Thanks for motivating me Kuya Mel..Though it's a fact that humans are predisposed to break a moral or religious law. However, redemption can save us to express deliverance from sin.

I may not be an expert to act as pious as God wanted us to be, but I endeavor to at least lend a helping hand to the least of our brethren. I tend not to be fond of material things anymore unlike in the past. Perhaps it's the experience that transformed me. As we mature, we can perceive some implications being drawn from something and understand clearly the possible consequences. But I know, this is a long process, but doing it brick by brick can make a difference.

Happy Tuesday.

Dhemz said...

ang galing naman nito kuyaMel....:)

a quick visit po before hitting the hay...salamat po sa dalaw at comments...mabuhay po kau!

kim said...

I really wish I could be like Christ, be as generous and forgiving like him, as selfless and faultless. I know I could never be like him, but I do know that I COULD ALWAYS TRY..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Calleigh,
Mine was just an admonition for nobody can really be like Christ. But we can use Him as a pattern for our own lives and that's where we will never go wrong. I have known how vastly different you are from the usual bloggers. I was amazed by your genuine goodwill and generosity, traits which are seldom found in strangers in the blog world. I was wondering what you meant by "the experience that transformed me" (you). Anyway, thanks for your visit and profound comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
It is just an admonition for it cannot be fully done. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kim,
My very thoughts Kim. Nobody really can be like Christ but we can all try for He is the pattern the Father gave us to follow. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Quick visit here Sir Mel, reading some inspiring post. Na kahit i can speak out my opinion kasi wala ako nun hehe thus i can laern from your productive post.

IMRIZ said...

nice posts, as always, kuya mel. i am not sure if i can be holy as Him, but I do try to keep my faith...it's my shield against sinful stuffs.

chubskulit said...

It's really hard to be like Christ as I am just a human, however I could do things that would please Him.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
I appreciate your visit friend. Parang kulang kapag hindi ka nadadalaw, hehehe. Your opinion or non opinion is as valid to me as those of others. What is important is you came and visited my blog. Sapat na sa akin yun, hehehe. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Imriz,
We can never be exactly like Christ for we are finite beings. But we can always try to imitate Him by His divine grace so that we can overcome all temptations and trials. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
Yes, you are absolutely right. But we can always imitate Him. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

I may not be religious nor devoted but I have fear in the Lord. Nakokonsensya ako kapag may nagagawa ako mali. I know it's not enough :( Thanks for this post Sir Mel.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
We don't have to be religious or devoted to please God. We must just have the right kind of relationship with Him. In order to do this, we do everything to please Him and give glory to His name by walking in His will everyday of our lives. We can never be like Christ but at least we can try to imitate Him. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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