Christianity is more than a title, it's a lifestyle!™ (@jaysmoke)Blog
If you've followed my ministry long enough, you've heard me use this phrase more than once to end my shows. The sad truth about it is that alot of so-called Christians still treat Christianity like a title. You look at their life and there's no evidence of the Spirit. There's no change. There's no growth. They just call themselves Christians because the other options aren't appealing. I read the following this morning during my devotion and wanted to share. I hope it blesses someone.
When we say real faith, it's not just something you feel or think or believe. James tells us that real faith -- the kind that pleases God -- is something you do. Real faith is not just something you say. The Gallup Poll says there are fifty million people in America who say, "I am a Christian." But just because a person claims to be, doesn't mean they are. Typically, we label people "believers" today if they vaguely sound Christian. We say, "Oh, he must be a believer."
At the end of a World Series, some player will come on TV while the champagne is spraying, and say, 'I just want to thank the good Lord." We think, "Oh, he must be a Christian; he said "Lord'" Well, not necessarily. Many celebrities claim faith but then we see no change in lifestyle or behavior. So real faith is more than just talk.
In Matthew 7:21, Jesus said, "Not everybody who says to me, `Lord, Lord' is going to enter into heaven." Not everybody who claims to be a believer really is a believer. James points out there is a big difference between being a professor and a possessor.
Talk is cheap, because faith is more than just something you say, it's something you do.
So next time you see a famous someone blurt out, Jesus Jesus Jesus, don't be quick to label them Christian without first testing their spirit. It could even be you. Are you really a Christian or a fake? I pray it's the former for you.