Christian Lifestyle

What is a Christian lifestyle? We have all seen signs or billboards that ask "what is a Christian's number one vitamin". The answer being - B1! Great answer to the original question!

It is impossible to live a Christian lifestyle, if we are not being one. To be one we need to be true believers. True believers know that Jesus is God. They also obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and through this obedience, are born again - born into the kingdom of God. On this site, there are many pages giving the details about this miraculous experience. They are all listed just to the right of where you are reading now under the heading "GOSPEL".

It is possible though to be born again and not live a Christian lifestyle. The devil doesn't want anybody saved so he works overtime pulling people back into darkness. Keeping Out the Darkness deals with this catastrophe. I believe though, that by living this Christian lifestyle, darkness will flee from our lives.

Living the Life

To live this life, we obviously have to start with Jesus' two great commandments to us:

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great Commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39 NKJV).

Without being rooted in these two commandments, it will be impossible for us to live a Christian lifestyle. Do I know everything that we need to know to live this life? Absolutely not! But below there are over one hundred Christian behaviors, in no particular order, that I think are a great starting point to be able to live this life. Through continuous reading and studying the Bible, all of us will be able to add to this list:

  • Knowing God does not lie (Numbers 23:19)
  • Increasing our joy in the Lord (Isaiah 29:19)
  • Being doers of the Word (James 1:22)
  • Seeking peace (1 Peter 3:11)
  • Teaching and preaching the Gospel (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19)
  • Knowing Jesus gives us peace (John 14:27)
  • Being tender-hearted (Ephesians 4:32)
  • Seeking righteousness (Matthew 6:33)
  • Knowing the Bible is inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • Bringing into the captivity every thought to the obedience of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5)
  • Knowing we are temple of Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  • Fasting as required for God to answer our prayers (Matthew 17:21)
  • Being kind (Colossians 3:12)
  • Doing good (1 Peter 3:11)
  • Knowing Jesus heals (Matthew 4:23)
  • Having faith that grows (2 Thessalonians 1:3)
  • Being meek (Colossians 3:12 ESV)
  • Knowing Jesus has all power (Matthew 28:18)
  • Being forgiving (Ephesians 4:32)
  • Attending church regularly (Hebrews 10:25)
  • Being humble (Colossians 3:12)
  • Praising God (Hebrews 13:15)
  • Worshiping God (Revelation 22:9)
  • Living in harmony (Romans 12:16 NLT)
  • Winning souls (Luke 10:2-3)
  • Being merciful (Matthew 5:7)
  • Giving our testimony (2 Thessalonians 1:10)
  • Knowing God will testify through us (Hebrews 2:4)
  • Being comforting (2 Corinthians 1:4)
  • Endeavoring to keep unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:3)
  • Knowing God's love is unfailing (Psalm 36:5 NLT)
  • Being a servant of God (Titus 1:1)
  • Having pity (1 Peter 3:8)
  • Being courteous (1 Peter 3:8)
  • Controlling our tongue (James 3:5-6)
  • Having compassion (1 Peter 3:8)
  • Blessing others (1 Peter 3:9)
  • Doing our best to be in God's will (Luke 22:42)
  • Having care one for another (1 Corinthians 12:25)
  • Rejoicing with those who rejoice (Romans 12:15)
  • Weeping with those who weep (Romans 12:15)
  • Being content with what we have (Hebrews 13:5 ESV)
  • Having gracious words (Proverbs 16:24 ESV)
  • Being encouraging (1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV)
  • Speaking truth in love (Ephesians  4:15 ESV)
  • Pleasing everyone in everything we do (1 Corinthians 10:33 ESV)
  • Visiting orphans and widows (James 1:27 ESV)
  • Abounding in the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58)
  • Being blameless and harmless (Philippians 2:15)
  • Taking an interest in others (Philippians 2:4 NLT)
  • Counting others more significant than ourselves (Philippians 2:3 ESV)
  • Making allowance for other’s faults (Ephesians 4:2 NLT)
  • Bearing one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2 ESV)
  • Being faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2)
  • Knowing God is faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
  • Having Godly wisdom (James 3:17)
  • Wearing modest apparel (1 Timothy 2:9)
  • Fixing thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
  • Doing the will of God (1 Peter 4:2)
  • Pleasing  our neighbor for good (Romans 15:2)
  • Being full of humility (1 Peter 5:5)
  • Being submissive to our pastor (Hebrews 13:17)
  • Submitting to governing authorities (Romans 13:1 NLT)
  • Knowing we can do all things through Jesus (Philippians 4:13)
  • Knowing Jesus goes before us (Deuteronomy 31:8)
  • Having no fear because Jesus is with us (Deuteronomy 31:8)
  • Doing everything in the name of Jesus (John 14:14)
  • Knowing Jesus makes intercession for us (Romans 8:27)
  • Dying daily to our sins (1 Corinthians 15:30-31)
  • Doing our duty always (Luke 17:10)
  • Asking Jesus to help our unbelief (Mark 9:24)
  • Going boldly before the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16)
  • Asking Jesus to reveal any wickedness in us (Psalm 139:23-24)
  • Magnifying the Lord with thanksgiving (Psalm 69:30)
  • Knowing the Lord gives us strength (Psalm 29:11)
  • Praying always in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18)
  • Giving the Lord the glory (Luke 17:18)
  • Acknowledging the Lord  so He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:6)
  • Trusting the Lord with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5)
  • Eschewing evil at all times (1 Peter 3:11)
  • Praying always ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  • Thinking about things that are excellent and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
  • Casting our cares upon Jesus (1 Peter 5:7)
  • Having patience (2 Peter 1:6)
  • Knowing the Lord keeps His promises (Romans 4:21)
  • Being in self-control (Galatians 5:23 ESV)
  • Letting our requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6 NKJV)
  • Giving  thanks to the Lord with our lips (Hebrews 13:15)
  • Praising the name of Jesus in dance (Psalm 149:3)
  • Making a joyful noise unto the Lord (Psalm 98:4)
  • Rejoicing in hope (Romans 12:12)
  • Letting God take revenge for us (Romans 12:19)
  • Praying for others (1 Timothy 2:1 NLT)
  • Continuing in brotherly love (Hebrews 13:1)
  • Knowing Jesus is returning (1 Thessalonians 4:14-18)
  • Enduring hardship as a soldier of Christ (2 Timothy 2:3 NKJV)
  • Being an overcomer (1 John 4:4)
  • Reading the Bible daily (Acts 17:11)
  • Studying the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • Memorizing scripture (2 Timothy 3:15-16)

It is easy to see why I said darkness will flee if we do these things. There is no room for darkness to fit in when all of our energies are focused on living this life.

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