Make Your Christian Life a Success

Now that you are a child of God your growth depends upon yourself.  It is impossible for you to become a USEFUL Christian unless you are willing to do the things, which are absolutely essential to your spiritual growth.  To this end the following suggestions will be found to be of vital importance:

1. STUDY THE BIBLE DAILY: Set aside at least fifteen minutes a day for Bible Study.  Let God talk to you fifteen minutes a day through his word. Talk to God fifteen minutes a day in prayer. Talk for God fifteen minutes a day.  “As new-born babes desire the sincere milk of the Word,  that  you may   grow thereby.” I Peter 2:2)  The Word of God is food for the soul.  Commit to memory one verse of scripture each day.   (Psa.119:110)

2. PRAY MUCH: Praying is talking to God.  Talk to Him about everything. Your  problems, joys, sorrows, sins, friends, job, and enemies. ” Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be  made known unto God.”   Phil. 4:6

3. WIN SOMEONE FOR CHRIST A.S.A.P. For spiritual growth you need not only food (Bible Study) but exercise.  Work for Christ. The only work Christ ever set for Christians is to win others.  “When I say unto the wicked, thou shall surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest  to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand  (Ezek3:18)  “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I Confess also before my Father which is  in heaven.   But Whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father  which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32:33

4. SHUN EVIL COMPANIONS: Avoid ungodly people, bad books, movies, videos, etc. and ungodly thoughts.  Read the First Psalm.  “Be ye not unequally yoked together with  unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness  with unrighteousness, and what communion hath light with darkness- what part hath he that  believeth with an Infidel—wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the  Lord.”  2 Cor. 6:14-17.

5. JOIN A BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH: Be faithful in your attendance.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is.”
Heb. 10:25.  Co-operate with your Pastor. God has appointed the Pastor to be a shepherd over the church and you should give your pastor due reverence and seek to assist him in his plans for the welfare of the church.  Read Hebrews 13;17

6. GIVE TO THE SUPPORT OF THE LORDS’S WORK: Give as the Lord hath prospered you.  I Cor. 16:2 “Give not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loveth a  cheerful; giver.” I Cor. 9:7  Read Malachi 3:8-11

7. DON’T BECOME DISCOURAGED: Expect temptations,  discouragement and persecution;  the Christian life is warfare.  “Yea and all who will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2 Tim.3:12.   The eternal God is thy refuge.  We have the promises that all things,  work  together for our good.  Read often the following passages of  scripture:  Romans 8:18;  James 1:12; I Corinthians 10:13; James 1:5;  Proverbs 3:5-7