Matthew 22:37-40 which teaches us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
As Christians, we are called to live our lives according to the teachings of Jesus Christ and to fulfill his purpose for our families. One way to do this is by living a life centered around the cause of Christ. In this blog post, we will explore some practical ways to make this a reality in our daily lives.
First and foremost, it is essential to study and understand the Word of God. The Bible is our guidebook for living a Christian life, and it is essential to read and study it regularly. James 1:22-25 which encourages us to not just listen to the word, but to also put it into practice. To develop a regular habit of Bible study, try setting aside a specific time each day or week to read and reflect on scripture. This could be as simple as reading a chapter of the Bible each day or participating in a weekly Bible study group. By studying the Bible, we gain a deeper understanding of God's will for our lives and can apply its teachings to our daily decisions and actions. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which reminds us that all scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
An essential aspect of living a life centered around the cause of Christ is developing a strong prayer life. Ephesians 6:18-20 which reminds us to pray in the Spirit, on all occasions, with all kinds of prayers and requests and keep alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Prayer is a powerful tool that allows us to communicate with God and build a deeper relationship with him. To establish a regular habit of prayer, try setting aside time each day to pray and talk to God. This could be done in the morning, before bed, or during lunch. As we pray, we can ask for guidance, strength, and wisdom in our daily lives, and we can thank God for all the blessings he has given us.
Service to others is also a vital part of living a life centered around the cause of Christ. Jesus taught us to love and serve others, and by doing so, we fulfill his purpose for our lives. 1 Peter 4:10 which teaches us that each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.
There are many ways to serve others in the community, such as volunteering at a local charity or church, helping a neighbor, or simply being there for a friend in need. Service to others not only helps others but also brings fulfillment and joy to our own lives. Ecclesiastes 12:13 which states that The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Lastly, sharing the love of Christ with others is an essential part of living a life centered around the cause of Christ. The message of the Gospel is one of hope, love, and salvation, and it is our duty to share it with others. This could be done through evangelism, missions, or simply by being a light to those around us. By sharing the love of Christ, we can impact the lives of others and bring them closer to God.
In conclusion, living a life centered around the cause of Christ is not always easy, but it is a fulfilling and meaningful way to live. By studying the Word of God, developing a strong prayer life, serving others, and sharing the love of Christ, we can fulfill God's purpose for our lives and leave a lasting impact on the world around us.
Pastor Clark Ortiz
Center Church - Pharr, Texas