The Daily Christian Lifestyle
I believe that many Christians, newer ones that is, have a hard time understanding how they go about living their new lives. They're filled with that new and burning desire to serve God and do whatever He asks of them.
"What do I do now? Where do I start? How do I grow as a Christian?"
These are all questions which may come from the mind of a new believer, along with many many more I'm sure. It was not long ago that I rededicated my life to the Lord and I was asking the same things, except that I already knew the answers.
These are the three things which I do on a daily basis: study the Bible, pray, and reach out to others.
To give you a more vivid picture and understanding of how I do these things, let me give you an example of my daily life.
I wake up to the sound of my wife's alarm going off each morning, 6:30AM, I roll over, plop my feet on the floor and rise to the standing position; this isn't always easy, isn't it annoying to force yourself to get out of bed? Anyway, I'll head to the bathroom after grabbing my gym clothes, get ready for the day by doing the necessaties, you all know what I mean, the "morning routine". After I'm done I'll head back to the bedroom, turn on the lights and wake my wife up so that she can do the same thing. Exiting the room I'll grab a bottle of water and head to the computer desk where I also keep my Bible, flip open to where I stopped last, and continue reading. As I read, very slowly, I'll pause and read the notes that apply to the scripture I'm reading, making mental notes of things which I can do in my daily life. By the time I usually end up finishing a full chapter or two, along with all the notes, my wife is kissing me goodbye and walking out the door.
At this point I'll take my workout drinks, the basics, protein shake and a preworkout shake, then head out the door and on my way. The whole time I'm in the car I'm communicating with God, aloud, about what I read this morning, things in my life, continual growth of my relationship with Him and my gifts in the spirit, and much much more. Quite often I'll arrive at the gym and remain in the car for an extra fifteen to twenty minutes just having a conversation with God, not because I have to or that I need to, but because I want to and I enjoy the time I spend with him. As I wrap up my prayers and exit the vehicle, I'll ask that the Holy Spiri would continue to pray over me throughout the day, bringing my desires, dreams, and anything that needs communicating, before God and in line with His will for me so that my requests will be answered as He sees fit.
After returning home an hour to an hour and a half later, I'll eat my breakfast, check my email, look for a job (I'm currently unemployed), then begin my daily process of reaching out to others. Now, many of you at this point may be wondering, how do you go about reaching out to others if you're at home? That's easy, I write my own blog called Lead The Lost, which is about the Bible, Jesus, God, Christian growth, Prayer, and Faith. I try to write content that is in line with what God is showing me or brings to my mind or heart, as well as presenting it in a clean and professional manner; most of the time haha. There are some days where I can't seem to find a good topic and end up writing about something completely off topic, such as free Christian music online or something like that. But for the most part, I stick to teaching what I learn from the Bible and what God lays on my heart.
That's it? Yep, that about wraps up what I do on a day to day basis, other than working on my personality, how I think, and my emotions. I do my best each day to keep myself in line with how God operates, staying away from sinful things, and doing all that I can to become a better and more godly man.
So in essence, this is all that new Christians need to concern themselves with: seeking God, becoming more like Him, coming before Him in prayer, spending time in His Word, and doing all they can to stay away from sin.