4 Things We Should Be Doing Daily As Christians

by - June 08, 2016

I see more and more that Christianity is becoming a Sunday Morning affair.  Christians everywhere get up, get dressed, grab their Bibles (if they are not holding a pew for them at church), and head out the door to get their "Church" on.  After a fired up or watered down message, they return home, hang their Christian in the closet with their coat, and return to life as they know it.  THIS IS BECOMING NORMAL!  This is NOT how Christ intends for us to live our Christian lives.  Before you ask, YES!  I am guilty of taking my Christian off at times too.

Christ worked his ministry "daily".  Every day he was out doing something, somewhere, with someone, for the glorifying of God.  After spending some time, studying Christ and his life, I have put together a list of 4 Things We Should Be Doing Daily, to not only glorify God with ourselves, but the further the gospel and the cause of Jesus Christ.

1.   Denying Ourselves
This is hard for anyone, whether they are a devout Christian or newby!  The statement goes, "Nobody is going to love you like... YOU DO!"  It's true, we love ourselves the most.  God knew and still knows that this is difficult, but apparently it's not UN-doable.  Jesus Christ explains that we CAN do it, if we want to follow him. "And he said unto them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross DAILY, and follow me." {Luke 9:23} It would stand to reason that if we can pick up our cross, we can surely lay it down as well.  This is what is happening all over America and the world.  Christians are getting tired and they are laying their crosses down until the appropriate "day" to pick them up.  Make tomorrow all about HIM!  Try it, just for ONE day, you may find it easier and more likeable than you would think.

2.   Talking With The Lord
David said, "Be merciful unto me, O Lord:  for I cry unto thee DAILY."  {Psalm 86:3}  There is no way to have a developed and following relationship with God and the Lord Jesus Christ without talking to them!  We want God to talk to us, to show us things and to answer all our needs, but we don't want to take the time to chat.  Chat with God tomorrow!  Give him a few minutes of your day - if you are struggling with what to pray about, here is something I've done that has really helped me.  MAKE A LIST OF EVERYONE IN YOUR FAMILY - could be immediate or the entire thing (if you know them).  Call their names out before God and ask him to supply their needs according to his will.  They could use it!

3.   Feeding Ourselves
Some crosses are laid down and then there are those that just cannot be held up anymore.  Christians all over the world are spiritually dying from STARVATION!  I'm not talking about malnutrition, I am talking about Spiritual Food.  When Jesus is teaching the disciples to pray, he prays for something specific, "Give us this day our daily bread."  {Matthew 6:11}  Yes, we should eat physical food, but if you are denying your spirit it's food, then you will eventually if not already, DIE FROM STARVATION.  Jesus Christ tells Satan in Matthew chapter four, "...Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." {Matthew 4:4}  In order for us to be able to thrive as Christians Daily we have to eat.  Have a Spiritual Buffet tomorrow!  Again, try it just for one day, God will speak to you, minister to you, and fill you with his word!

4.   Learning Something
The Scriptures tell us that DAILY Jesus was in the temple teaching.  Daily . . . if Christ taught the people daily, that must mean that we need to be learning daily!  "I was daily with you in the temple teaching..." {Mark 14:49}  No, you don't need to go to church daily!  There are other ways to learn about Jesus.  First, how do we even learn about Jesus?  Through Preaching and Teaching!  "And DAILY in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."  {Acts 5:42}  They were preaching it daily, someone was learning it daily!  Be the someone LEARNING about Christ tomorrow!  Grab you a YouTube Video, or a Sermon off the internet and learn about Christ.  Listen to a sermon ONE day, outside of church, and see if you feel like holding that cross up just a little longer.

Post Update 12/23/17
The first day I wrote out my prayer list for my family, I sat down and I prayed for each of them.  I called them out by name and asked God to give them what they needed according to HIS will.  I had no way of knowing what was going on in each of their personal lives, but I did place them before a mighty God who knew exactly where they were and what they needed.  That very same day, I reached out to my sister, who had not spoke to me in over a year.  SHE REACHED BACK!  She responded to me, and I know that this was because I stopped and prayed for her needs and life without even knowing what they were!

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