January 06, 2006

What you do you once you're a Christian?

It's a question many of us ask ourselves after being born again. Similarly I have been asked by friends and family the same question too.

The obvious things to list are Prayer and grow faith in God.

Another is to

Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.

This is found in Matthew 7:12. The whole of Matthew needs to be followed but Verse 12 sums it up.

It doesn't get any more complicated than is.

An example of this for me was last night. On Thursday nights my friends always have a friendship meal. It's open house for Christians and non–Christians alike. It's an opportunity to get to know people and be hospitable. As Thursdays are always busy I made myself a drink. I thought how nice it would be if someone was to make a drink for me. So then I decided I would do just that for everyone else. The end result was making some 30+ drinks, which takes a while with a normal house kettle that will fill about 4 cups. Keeping track of who I had asked and who I hadn't was a task as many people arrived at different times. A simple thought turned into a mission but I felt it worthwhile, especially as there were some people I hadn't met before and it's always good to feel welcomed when you visiting someone for the first time. In the end I succeeded in making sure everyone had a drink or had at least been asked and said 'no'. One brother did manage to have three drinks made in the middle of all this which was quite amusing.

It wasn't so much the act itself that was good; many do good acts without faith. The fact that I was thinking of God and thinking of others while doing it was the most beneficial, I think I gained the most from the exercise.

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  1. You could learn to spell. :)

    06 Jan 2006, 15:46

  2. anon

    "many do good acts without faith"

    How very big of you to admit.

    06 Jan 2006, 19:08

  3. Tschaka

    Hmm, not often do-gooders get to make 30 individual drinks is it? I remember the first time I tried to make drinks for everyone on a Thursday night… never again!

    09 Jan 2006, 13:46

  4. Olivia, Thanks. I've corrected my spelling mistakes.

    09 Jan 2006, 13:49

  5. :p not all of them.

    15 Jan 2006, 23:53

  6. Olivia, I admit I'm not the best at spelling. The important thing though is that the message is successfully communicated. What do you think?

    18 Jan 2006, 12:21

  7. I think anal people like me discredit bad spellers subconsciously even when attempting to be less anal.

    I guess I have trouble taking in poorly presented messages.

    What do you do when YOU'RE incapable of giving bad spellers credit for good thoughts? You end up like me, with no friends.

    23 Jan 2006, 00:51

  8. Lol, I wouldn't say you have no friends. I personally look at it in two ways (a. critisize spelling, b. look at the message regardless of spelling)

    23 Jan 2006, 19:22

  9. Stuart Patnell

    Did I get a drink? Can't remember. If not, I guess you owe me one lol. Fairly milky decaf, please, with enough milk to mean it needs 40secs in the mic. Good blog, by the way. Coming along nicely…

    16 Feb 2006, 11:07

  10. sigh… you still haven't changed it… not that I care enough… but it's "you're" in the title

    07 Apr 2006, 02:29

  11. OK, you clearly do care and I will change it to 'You're',
    I care about the subject more than the spelling.

    19 Jul 2006, 07:49

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