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So, you're a Christian?

Posted by: David Carroll

Amos 5:4,14 (NIV)

This is what the Lord says to the house of Israel: "Seek me and live"

Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.

You say you are a Christian, huh? I would probably never ask you like that, but I might think it. Actually, I would rather just know it by observation. Then I might exclaim "You're a Christian, aren't you? I can tell!" The Bible says by implication that seeking God and seeking good are the same thing. To me this is not a life long hobby, but a moment by moment desperate desire, no, need is a better word. If you seek something and find it, then why must there be a continual seeking? Think about the woman you love and are married to, do you not continue to seek her? If you don't then something is wrong.

In this moment, and in every moment thereafter, I have a choice to pursue the good or the bad. It is a battle, but the Bible says when I choose the good, then at that moment I will have Almighty God with me empowering me to carry out that good. I have the easy part, if it can even be called a part, of just trusting in this promise. If I keep, my focus on the promise, the choice is easy.

Romans 4:16a (NIV)

Therefore, the promise comes by faith

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