I Am a Christian

I am a Christian.  That means that I am of Christ.  I believe in Him, want to be like Him, and long to be with Him.  I will live my life for Him and in His service.

I am a Christian.  I will love those around me the way that Jesus loves me.  I will care for the needs of others, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  I will love even when I can’t expect that love to be returned.  Thanks to the love of Christ, I am able to show others what love truly is (John 13:35).  I will go see those who need a smile, and I will pray with those who need access to the throne of God.

I am a Christian.  I will worship the Almighty God and His Only Begotten Son.  I will sing praises to His name, pray to Him through His Son, and commune with my Heavenly Father through the emblems of His Son’s death.  I will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

I am a Christian.  I know that judgment is coming, and on that day all the world will see Him.  Because of the Savior’s promise that all will be judged by His word (John 12:48), I will love, cherish, and adore the word of God, trusting in His Holy Word to bring me to salvation (Romans 1:16).  I will teach others the beautiful, soul-saving gospel for their soul’s sake (Mark 16:15-16).

I am a Christian.  I will give because He gave Himself for me.  I will give not grudgingly or of necessity, but cheerfully, for God has blessed me (2 Corinthians 9:7-8).  I will be a good steward of what God has given me, knowing that the cattle on a thousand hills are His (Psalm 50:10).

I am a Christian.  I will do right, whether anyone is looking or not.  My job is not to exalt myself, but the one who saves me.  My righteousness is not my own, but I will submit to the righteousness of God (Romans 10:3). 

I am a Christian.  I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus.  Having been bought, I am His possession and am no longer bound by sin (Romans 6:18).  I will live my life free from the penalty of death that sin requires.

I am a Christian.  I have been given exceedingly great promises (2 Peter 1:4).  I have been promised an inheritance (1 Peter 1:4), eternal life (Romans 6:23), a crown of life (James 1:12), and a mansion in heaven with my Savior (John 14:2).  I will hold fast to my confession, for He who has promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).

I am a Christian.  Alone I am not perfect, but I have been made perfect (Hebrews 12:23).  Alone I am not pure, but I have been washed (Revelation 1:5).  Alone I am not holy, but I have been sanctified (1 Corinthians 6:11).  Alone I am not a saint, but through Jesus I am (1 Corinthians 1:2).

I am a Christian, and there is nothing else I would rather be.

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