LOVE!!! If you walk in love and believe that Jesus Christ is your Savior, you are Christian. Note the first criteria that you must walk in love. It’s not sufficient that you simply believe in Jesus. There are a lot of so called “christians” (intentional little “c”) out there who walk in anything but love. Unfortunately, they are not real Christians.
Jesus came into this world to save each one of us from our sins. He did so out of the love of God. He walked this earth in love. “God is love” (1 John 4:16) and he sent his Son to show us how to walk in love. So, really believing in Jesus is believing in walking in his footsteps of love.
There are lots of time, like yesterday over a family incident, that what’s in my heart is anything but love. I screw up all the time. But when I realize that I’m not living in love I ask Jesus to show me the way. And that stone in my heart always starts dissolving.
I’m not passing judgement on anyone—that’s God’s job—but anyone who does not walk in love, or at least put their best foot forward in love, is not a real Christian (with a capital “C”). Jesus sacrificed his life for each one of us and anyone who really believes in him believes in his life message of love.
LOVE—it’s the 3rd, and most important, Secret to Life. If you try your best to LOVE, you are not just believing in Jesus but following in his footsteps. Look back at the past few days and assess if you really are walking in love. If you really are Christian.
This my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12
Have a GREAT week walking in love!