How would I know if one is a christian?
If the person is radical–may not be perfect but radical. Someone willing to give up everything for Jesus. Someone like His apostles, someone like apostle Paul.
I heard that some people were laughing at me at my ideas–because I could be radical/melodramatic. But they don’t understand. It hurts but that’s part of the deal.
I am a risk-taker when it comes to love. That part of me I hope God can use to share the gospel. Just like apostle Paul being a radical person–up to the point of killing early christians before he met Jesus at the road to Damascus.
I am in a place where people are a bit complacent and will only hear what they want to hear–sadly I am being complacent as well.
I have been reminded again:
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3 NIV).
The bible is a book that presents reality–the good and the not-so-good. It should be taken as a whole. I’ve been aching for a spiritual family that i can count on here–for encouragement. But sadly, the culture here is different. So I have to encourage myself–I have to listen to podcasts so I would be reminded of the people passionate about God. I have to fellowship, trying to get what I could. I have to look for it. I should not give up. I should try to find my way in this different world. I believe God puts me here to make me grow–to deepen my roots so it would be anchored around God.
I’ve got to learn Whom to listen to. I gotta know His voice so I won’t get lost. Out of the many voices in my head–I have to distinguish which is God’s.
The main point that I am driving at is I want to give my all to God.