Are you a Jesus Freak
8.31.15 Are you a Jesus Freak?
A "Jesus Freak" is a popular term for a believer in Christ who is committed, enthusiastic and continuing to grow.
^Read your Bible. Reading your Bible is sometimes a way God talks to you. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how old you are. Reading your bible is very helpful in your walk with God, and if you believe He will speak to you through it, He will--if you give Him enough time. Don't have time? Get up earlier. Not a morning person? Stay up later. Got to get up for work or school in the morning? Read it at lunch. It's that simple. No excuse
God doesn't like excuses He just wants you to spend time with Him.
^Pray. Prayer is talking to God. The bible says to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). This doesn't mean heads down, eyes closed all the time. You can pray while you drive, while you're at work, while you're at baseball game, whatever, just talk to Him; He will hear you. Leading a prayerful life means being a part of God, all the time. Constantly thanking Him, being with Him. God is everywhere- take notice! However way you choose to pray, tell God all your troubles and longings.
God loves it when we talk to Him.
^Praise Him. Worship is an essential part of growing in Christ. Worship can be anything. Rocking out to your favorite song, holding hands with friends and praying, sitting around your dining room table and talking about the best part of being a part of the body of Christ. But bringing praise to Him doesn't have to just be praying and discussing Christianity--it is also living every single minute for Him. Obviously, we mess up, but He is willing to forgive if you are truly repentant. Try being more careful of your language, doing acts of kindness in His name, etc. All this brings praise to the Lord.
Different people praise God in different ways. I have to say @ my Church there's a couple people who praise God by saying Amen and lifting their hands and I think it's great that they are telling God they love Him.
^Tell the world, or at least your part of it. Evangelism is a beautiful thing. You don't need to leaflet or memorize bible verses- just be prepared to share your beliefs and ideas with people who are interested. If you are truly living your life in a way that adores Christ, it will show through everything you do. The best sermons were lived, not spoken.
Just remember everywhere you go someone is there to watch you and listen to you. Make sure you are living for Christ 24-7 because you could lose your witness.
^Know that the Church is the Body of Christ. The good news? You're already a part of it. If you are a Christian you're a part of the body of Christ. You can find fellowship anywhere. At a local church, at a local coffee shop, through concerts, family, friends - everything. The Church is absolutely everyone who believes in Christ. However, being involved and committed to a local church is critically important. Accountability can be found here, and so much of the New Testament is about staying with and loving fellow believers. If you don't have a church, talk to a few local pastors and see what they have to say about it.
If you don't belong to a Church I'd like to invite you to the Church I go to, "Bethlehem Baptist Church" 5708 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40219.
You may be criticized for being a Jesus Freak, but never back down. Even though you are being criticized, people will have respect for you. They may not show it, but as long as you're sticking to your morals and are being a good example, they may one day come up to you and ask for what you have that they don't.
The term "Jesus Freak" can be dangerous. Make sure you stay humble, and realize that you have no merit of your own outside of Christ's sacrifice.
Remember, even though it's a wonderful thing to see people become Christians, you shouldn't try to shove it down their throats, as this is not only rude, but it is also likely to make them less likely to become Christian.
God I come to you thanking you for being my Lord and Savior. I love you and if someone wants to call me a Jesus Freak then so be it. Lord please be with my facebook family and friends and know I love you. I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.