I’m A Christian First

…every other stuff second.

I am a follower of Jesus.  I  am governed by Jesus, in thought, speech and deed. Although I am in this world, my citizenship is in Heaven. I am a Christian first, my other citizenship second.

At the crossroad, I am a Christian first,  not to be self-righteous and judgmental but to love others and be compassionate as well. Not to recompensate evil for evil, but will be honest in the sight of men.

I have the freedom to speak, not the freedom to disrespect other people. I am not holier than the rest of the world. I am a guiding light, I am firm but uncompromising with evil.

My actions are always purposeful, to share with the lost and glorify my Creator. It’s not my job to save the world nor to condemn,  for I was once lost and condemned as well, but Jesus found me.

What separates me from the rest is not tolerance. It is the compassion and the heart to share the good news of redemption and salvation. I pray that people will listen and if not, that is God’s problem, not mine.

I won’t provoke others nor will I defend the faith.  God is my advocate and battles for me.” I know the ending and it is a victory!

May I conquer through gentle kindness, compassion and love. Jesus would do the same thing if He were on earth right now.

People are lost, I will try and guide them so they find the path to truth. I don’t share their lifestyle and principles, but won’t alienate them, either.

If I am persecuted because of my faith, I remember Timothy.

If the world hates me, I marvel not. I’m only second Jesus experienced it first.

I am a Christian first and eight times I am blessed.

 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.-Matthew 5:46

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11 thoughts on “I’m A Christian First

  1. A great listing of what it means to be a true Christian. I think if every Christian had put these things into practice long ago, we might not be as “hated” a sight to so many people! But we have always been persecuted for preaching the truth, so it’s hard to say…

    A good post for the modern day Christian, PD!

    Steve

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    1. Hi sis. “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

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