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Living Like Christ

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Christ’s words have changed the world. They can change your world too. His words change marriages, relationships, finances, attitudes, EVERYTHING!

                   Christ’s words will change your life. I promise!

I was recently sitting with my editor discussing my soon-to-be-released book. She sat there peppering me with all kinds of questions. One of her questions jolted me. She asked me this, ‘What made you want to write this book?’

Instantly my mind jumped to four years ago.

One lovely spring morning I stood at my bedroom window staring without seeing; my mind churning. I stood there and asked myself, “Is this whole Christian thing for real?”
I asked this question in spite of my Christian upbringing. I asked because I saw Christians do bad things. I asked because I saw Christians falling away from their faith. I asked because my own children were falling away from their faith. I asked because chaos set up ‘home’ in my life. I needed to know the truth. Then, like a welcomed breeze, I heard a small whisper say, “You can trust Jesus.”

All of my questions vanished and everything fell into place. I can trust Jesus because He is the narrow path. I can trust that He perfectly shows me GOD’s heart.

You can follow the teachings and example of Christ in your marriage, your relationships, your ability to forgive, and every other area of your LIFE. Your life will move from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

I promise!

But, change never happens without action. Much action. Change started to happen for me when I started to look at every area of my life through the ‘Christ filter.’ I looked at my marriage: Did I serve my spouse in the areas that he needed me to serve? Did I respect him? Was I a good helpmate? Did I serve him in the bedroom? Did I spend time connecting with him?

I also put the Christ filter on my interaction with my children: Am I respecting my children or am I manipulating them? Are my words encouraging or destroying? Am I showing my love? Do I serve them with a smile and a prayer?

I put the filter on my everyday life: Am I following the Commandments like Christ did? Do I lie or gossip? Am I full of greed and lust? Am I honoring and loving those around me? Am I reaching out to the hurting? Am I being the last, or pushing my way to the first? Am I going the extra mile…without grouching about it? Am I turning the other cheek? Am I doing small acts of kindness–in secret without tooting my own horn?

I decided to start an experiment: BE LIKE JESUS—a perfect reflection of Him—in every single area of my life.

It has changed me forever!

Christ calls us to, “Be perfect like my Father is perfect.” Jesus is the perfect representation of the Father’s heart, which makes Him the perfect example to follow in our perfection journey. Do you desire to be without spot or wrinkle? Do you desire to be perfect? Then start the journey with me.

Trust Jesus! Follow Him in every microcosm of your life. He will ensure that your feet will stay solidly on the narrow path that leads to life. But remember, first it is a decision then it is action—an action that demands ALL! The journey is taxing, but the rewards far outweigh the challenge.

Get ready, let’s go!!!



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