Last Sunday, my Pastor made a statement that really stuck with me. His message was on “God, Parents, and Kids” and the statement he made that really stuck with me was that as we are living our lives and raising our children (if we have them) as well as just interacting with others around us, we have a decision to make. The decision is to be Christian Principle Driven or Secular Trends Driven. Will we be driven by the ways of Jesus, His commands and the example of His life? Or will be driven by the way of the world, looking out for ourselves above everyone else and living in the ways of the world?
His message from this past Sunday was really a continuation for me. It was called “Living an Abundant Life”. Unlike the Secular Trends Driven way of life which looks at how much you earn, how much you have or who you know, living a truly abundant life is accomplished by being Christian Principle Driven. It’s about complete commitment to Jesus Christ. It’s about having Him as your focus, trusting Him, living for Him. It’s about joy, peace and hope. The joy, peace and hope that only a relationship with Christ can provide. It’s not always easy but it’s the ultimate goal.
I pray that as I continue to write and others join me along the way, we can share with each other how we are going about trying to accomplish living a Christian Principle Driven life which really is living simply in Jesus.