Christianity Is Bigger Than You and Me

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Romans 12:1 states “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” A beautiful verse. I was lying in bed last night reflecting on thoughts similar to this verse remembering how Christianity is bigger than you and me.

Our faith is about bigger mountain sized things than all of the small molehill sized things a lot of Christian pop culture tends to make faith about. I look up Christian websites or Christian social media posts and the focus so often tends be self-focused. Things like figuring out what is God doing in YOUR life, about having YOUR own vague emotional experiences with God, or other things that just seem to miss the point. And I don’t fault us for being this way at times as humans, because it’s natural that we tend to want to find a way to make things about ourselves. But every time I look back at the scripture, the words in the text seem to point back to the focus on living one’s life in respect of God. The theme of the journey of faith seems to be to continually rise to the standard of moral character through obedience, and continually exercising a peaceful confidence in God that life in general will work out the way it’s supposed to.

Anyway, I might be ranting, but I was inspired reading a lot of verses again that I hadn’t read in awhile. It made me want to put more energy again into living that selfless holy sacrifice that’s the bigger mountain-sized picture Christians are supposed to be focused on.

Peace to you all in Christ.

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19 thoughts on “Christianity Is Bigger Than You and Me

  1. I agree, I find it amusing when we talk about accepting Christ into our lives when the fact is that He has already accepted us into His. As I walk this journey of faith, I can only hope that I remember that I am living for Christ not myself. But I know, being the sinful person I am that I will fail miserably everyday. Good thing He loves me anyway. Thanks for the post it was insightful.

    God Loves You And So Do I

    • Hi Michele Edgel. Thanks for your comment. Yes, that’s the key. We’re living for Christ and not ourselves, and it’s something we fall but get back up strive for daily. πŸ™‚

      Peace in Christ.

  2. Thank you for this post. As a Christian it is important to remember that our faith is bigger than us. It is important to remember that everyone has different struggles, and needs to see Jesus through them. Thank you for blogging this.

    -Megan Horton

  3. You are so right! I am struggling to create a blog that focuses on encouraging people to know and trust God and Jesus Christ. I use my stories of help, hope, and love, and I worry that it seems to be more about what I have survived than what God is doing. I am still working it out in my head. Thanks for the post.

    • Hi Isaiah46ministries. Thanks for your comment. That’s wonderful you’re writing a blog encouraging people to know and trust God. It’s certainly a daily work in progress, and I think over time we improve on the right messaging we want people to hear. I’m glad that we’re both doing our part in drawing people closer to the light and away from the darkness.

      Peace in Christ

  4. After receiving the Holy Spirit, I decided to share God’s love through blogging and to find ways to encourage people go strengthen our Christian faith. However, there are times that it feels hopeless because not many are reading my posts. I know it’s a work in progress. Thanks for reminding me that Christianity is bigger than me. The blog is not for me to gain popularity but for God. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Christianlifethoughts. Thanks for your comment. It’s nice that you were moved in your life to start your own blog that could be encouraging to others. I’m glad my post could be a reminder to you to make your main focus God gaining popularity. It’s something I have to remind myself of too in hopeless times. And just a tip on popularity, I’ve had many comments and likes on my posts because I’ve engaged a lot with other people posts. Liking other people’s posts, commenting on other posts, etc. Maybe something you’ve already heard before, but just felt sharing in case you haven’t.

      Peace in Christ. πŸ™‚

  5. This reminds me of false prosperity teachers. Jesus wants us to be prosperous and happy. That teaching feeds the flesh.

    We are meant to live righteously and live holy. Worship Him in spirit and in truth.

  6. I definately agree with this; a very relateabl​e post! I’d appreciate it if you took the time to read some posts on my Christian blog too – rcghub.wordpress.com

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