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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Being a Christian (Deut. 26)

What does it mean to you to be a “Christian?”

The word Christian appears 3 times in the Bible in Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, 1 Peter 4:16.

The disciples were called “Christians” because they were followers and worshipers of Christ.

It took me a long time to learn there is a difference between saying “I’m a Christian” and trying to live my life as a follower and worshiper of Christ.

The first has no bearing on my life. The second means putting Christ first in every aspect of my day.

When I wake up, I thank Him for another day. When I eat I thank Him for the provisions. When I interact with people I want to show them the love of Christ I have received. In all I do I want to serve Him.

Do I get it right all the time? Absolutely not. Every time I take my eyes off of Him and put myself first rather than Him, I get it wrong. But the desire of my heart is to put Him first and to follow and worship Him in everything.

This passage in my reading this morning sums up the mindset I believe I am to have as a Christian:

Deuteronomy 26:10 “Now behold, I have brought the first of the produce of the ground which You, O Lord have given me. And you shall set it down before the Lord your God, and worship before the Lord your God”

Dear Lord, Thank you for loving me, for dying for me, for waking me up, and providing for me. Lord, today, let me put You first and worship You in all things and in everything I do and say. In Jesus' name. Amen

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