How to be a Stronger Christian

There is no one size fits all when it comes to acting like a Christian. Being a contributing Christian isn’t easy – it requires time and effort. With everything that takes place among our daily lives, such as family duties, deadlines and responsibilities, we often lose sight of our highest calling – how to be a stronger Christian.

Every Christian has their own way of growing closer to God. Some like a personal approach and others can’t wait to share their faith with others. Regardless of your approach to strengthening your relationship with God, we should continually try to make it stronger. Here are some ways to become a stronger Christian:

Get more involved with church – Too many Christians think of Sunday Church as a weekly appointment they have to attend. If you’re part of this group it’s never too late to change. Instead of clocking in and clocking out each Sunday morning, try to find ways you can be more involved throughout the week. Maybe you can join chorus or help guide the youth group.

Go on a mission trip – Traveling on a mission trip is a great way to strengthen your relationship with God as well as share His word with others. People who go on mission trips often return with a new perspective and a sense of clarity. Their priorities are realigned for the better and the group mentality of helping others is life transforming. Talk to your church about joining their next mission trip or ask to organize one if it’s not planned already.

Read the Bible – Don’t just wait for Sunday to open up the Bible. Taking some time out of each day to read the Bible will help keep you stay focused on what’s most important. The words of the Bible educate, motivate and inspire, three things we should all have a daily dose of in our busy lives.

One way to read the Bible more often is to join a Bible study group. Ask some people at church if they know of one or if they’re interested in starting one. Through sharing each other’s insights, you’ll build on each other’s knowledge.

Become a volunteer – Giving your own time is one of the best gifts you can give. Whether it’s at a local homeless shelter or school, volunteering and serving others is a great way to mimic Jesus’s footsteps. It’s a truly rewarding experience if you haven’t volunteered before.

Chime in to Christian music – Most of the music we hear on the radio isn’t suitable for Christians. In fact, it seems like what’s allowed on the radio gets worse with each year that passes. Profanity and sexual content has almost become a standard in the music industry. However you won’t find that when tuning into your local Christian station or buying Christian music.

Strengthening your relationship with God is a lifelong commitment. There are countless ways to grow as a Christian and the path is different for everyone. These are just a few ways that you can further your relationship and spend more time studying His word.

Jensen is a contributing writer for the First Baptist Church or Orlando.

Your Dating Life As A Committed Christian

If you are a committed Christian, then you no doubt know all about the effect of your religion on your dating life. Although you do not wish for anyone to miss out on their soulmate, you know exactly the type of person that you want. You are looking for someone in the faith, understands the same moral and communal obligations that you do. You want someone with the same value structure and the same ways and means of dating that you have. You can find all of this and more on OnlineDatingBible.co.uk.

What OnlineDatingBible.co.uk is, is the most comprehensive site for Christian daters on the online market today. If you are looking for eligible men and women of the Christian faith, there is no better place to go than OnlineDatingBible.co.uk. Make sure that you always remember what you are about and do not let the pitfalls of the dating world ever stop you or make you settle for anything less than what you deserve.

As you repeat this to yourself, you should realize that all of the daters on OnlineDatingBible.co.uk ry/ty. they do not want to have to lie or become discouraged dating people that do not share their faith, and they are looking for people just like you. What are you waiting for? The next thing that you should be doing is creating a profile on the website, and communicating with the faith based daters around your area. And believe me, there are more than you think.

The features on the website allow you to hone your search like no other website before it. You are not only able to communicate freely with people that you find attractive, but you are also able to ignore people that you do not find attractive. You are able to search by any number of criteria so that you can efficiently find the type of person that you like within the faith. And if you ever get discouraged, simply take the mileage out for another 5 miles and you are automatically presented with an entirely new pool of daters for your perusal.

Your faith and your dating are intertwined. There should be no one that can tell you differently. You do not have to settle, and with the resources at the website OnlineDatingBible.co.uk, we are making sure that you do not settle. Not only that, but you might actually find someone that you can fall in love with!

Love, faith, feast and fasting for February

As a Christian, celebrating Valentine’s Day might not be the thing for you, but February gives you and your partner other chances to spend time together.

After Valentine’s Day passes on February 14, the new week brings Shrove Tuesday (February 16) and the start of on Lent on Ash Wednesday (February 17).

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is a great day for fun in the kitchen, as the day is the eve of Lent and traditionally the night when family and friends feast together to use up all the food in the cupboards before the abstinence of Lent.

During Lent there are many foods that some Christians – historically and today – would not eat, like meat, fats, eggs, and milky foods, which is why pancakes are on the menu for the day.

Ash Wednesday is the day Christians were marked with ashes from burned crosses of the previous Palm Sunday as a mark of sorrow.

Pancake Day is a chance for fun and frolics

If you and your loved one have strong faith, then no doubt you will respect these days.

Although Lent is all about self-reflection and abstinence, there’s no reason Shrove Tuesday should not stand for a little fun as Lent takes us soberly along to Easter.

Many Christians have a dilemma between their faith and their partners that is highlighted at this time of the year.

If your partner does not worship with you, that does not make either of you good or bad, just different, providing you have that respect for the other’s beliefs and point of view.

Dilemma over your faith should not be any more of an issue than your partner’s choice of spending time with friends or at an activity they enjoy.

That’s really the spice of life – having different views and belief but a common love for each other.

For a modern Christian with a soul mate who respects their partner’s faith, taking some time out to say ‘love you’ should not raise any dilemma.