Are we “Christians” or Christians? There was a time where the name Christian meant little Christ. It used to be a name that had meaning. Now, it seems there are a lot of people taking on the name “Christian” and forgetting about the action that comes along with it. Are we truly being a little Christ? Do we look so much like Jesus that people would say “you are a little Christ”? There’s more to being a Christian than carrying a name. There’s more to being a Christian than saying “I love Jesus.” There’s more to being a Christian than saying “I’m in a Christian band.” A little Christ ought to look different from other people (I’m not talking about a physical difference). The actions of a little Christ should speak so loud that we should not have to say “I am a Christian.” People should automatically see a difference in our lifestyle, our speech, our love, and everything else about us. There is a huge difference between being in the world and being of the world. When a “Christian” looks no different from the rest of the world; something is wrong! You see, I believe there is more to being little Christs than praying a “magic prayer” and stamping on a label that says “I”m a Christian.” I believe that when we receive Jesus as our Lord, something changes inside us. We have now been bought, and our life no longer belongs to us! It is at this point that we become a little Christ and now LIVE for HIM! Wherever we work, people should see a difference in our life. Wherever we go, people should want to know what we have and what they are lacking. So here’s the deal: by reading a Bible, find out what it means to be a real Christian – a little Christ. Then APPLY it! Are you a little Christ? If so, how do you stand out in a world that is full of “Christians”?
James 1:22 – Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.