I want to show you something I came across today while looking through some old stories I had done in the past. It’s an old report I had done that I must say is some of my best writing. This is one that really inspired me to become a writer when I first wrote it. I look back on it and smile just thinking about how happy I was when I finished it. I hope this brightens your day too as it did to me.
What Makes a Good Christian
What makes a good Christian is how much you truly believe in God. The time spent on prayer, going to church on Sunday, it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t bring you closer to God. A good Christian will love God more than anything. They will have faith in Him whether it’s to move a mountain or to write a story. The faith in God is truly important to your relationship with Him. Without it, the relationship would fail just like in any other relationship with anyone else. Without the trust, how can we truly believe in Him in the first place? The reason why we even ever believe in Him in the first place should be because we need Him. We need Him in our daily life in this world of pain and suffering. We need someone to help us get through our daily everyday life.
It’s a harsh world out there with the many temptations and hardships. Sometimes we are too cold-hearted in to even want to think about God. How we become a good Christian is when we finally give our heart to God. It’s when we finally let go of our sinful ways and say, “I surrender my past to you, Lord.” When we do that, only then can we have peace.
At first, this world seems wonderful. It’s all shiny and new with nothing bad in it. There are friends to talk to and a whole world to see when we grow-up. We love the world very much. Slowly though, we realize as we turn older the many horrible things in it. Some people were born into that horrible life of torture, others haven’t. When we grow-up, we get knowledge. Some people reject the knowledge, others want it, and yet others accept it. I know I see many people who try to reject it, yet many more who want it so badly that they can’t see it. When we realize this truth, we find out how foolish this world can be. Only those who accept the truth can find the truth.
This world has many ugly things in it. Yet, there’s a certain beauty to it as well. This beauty is the hope and love that God let us feel. Yet, how can we feel it if we don’t even know what love is? God is love, so how can we not feel Him as well, whether Christian or not? I guess it’s because, before we are Christians, we ourselves can only numbly feel love. Because we don’t know what God is, we can only feel the love that this world has shown us. We can only feel the world and not God who is love. Only when we finally have found God, can we truly ever love anyone at all. When we can at last take off the mask of the world and truly smile with the love of God.
When we finally realize all of these things we get knowledge. When we get the knowledge we get the truth of God. When we get the truth about what God is, we get to know what love is. When we know what love is, we put our hope in that love. When we have hope in the love, it slowly turns into faith in Him. When we have faith in Him, we believe in Him. When we finally believe in Him, we know what beauty is. When we know what beauty is, we realize the foolish world. When we realize the foolish world, it’s our choice to either help the world or to help others. When we figure this out, only then can we become a good Christian in Christ.