Explaining a ‘Christian Life’ is simple and complex. For some it can influence everything we do and say; providing intensive structure to daily life – a public and visible, total commitment to God. For many of us in place where there is indifference, even hostility to Christianity, a Christian life provides personal solace, sometimes a private belief, tempered with a conscious effort to be and behave as Jesus taught us – “do unto others as you would have done to yourself”.
A Christian life is a life lived by faith. It is by faith that we enter into the Christian life, and it is by faith that we live it out. When we begin the Christian life by coming to Christ for forgiveness of sin, we understand that what we seek cannot be obtained by any other means than by faith.
The path we choose is hopefully the one God has chosen for us which may mean sacrificing our own desires, ambitions, and glories and replacing them with those of Christ; or bringing as much of God’s love into the lives of those we affect.
The Christian life is also to persevere to the end; despite doubts.