10 Inspiring Christian Quotes That Will Change You
I want to share with you some of the most uplifting Christian quotes that I hope will encourage you on your journey of ‘Being a Christian’. First, let’s do a background introduction on what it really means and how we can be better Christians. The term Christian is often vaguely used, yet it is a wonderful position to be in. Perhaps the most simple definition of Christian is “A follower of Christ.” The early church used this term to identify the people who were a part of it. Now that we understand the basic definition of Christian, the question is, “What does it mean to follow Christ ?“
To follow is to walk in the direction of, or to emulate wholeheartedly. The early Christians were so passionate, that they proudly gave their lives for the sake of the Gospel that was being preached. They were in a society that was so much against them, that the only way to follow Christ, was to risk their own lives. Jesus knew that this would happen, and so in John 15:8, He warned them,
If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
In our present day, it is no different, in terms of the opposition we face as Christians. We hear about Christians all around the world being prosecuted for what they believe. We should never lose heart, as we were already warned that this would happen. Our job is to be true Christians, and not just wearing the label. I believe that Christian is much more than going to a building on a weekly basis to sing songs to God who we have not seen.
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
1 John 4:20
It has much more to do with Character and fruit than it has to do with gathering. I would never forsake the assembly yet the term assembly can be understood in so many different ways. I can assemble in two, and I can assemble in thousands. It is more to do with the true and the undefiled religion that the Bible speaks about.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
As much as it is important to meet and to encourage each other, it is much more profitable as a church, if we use these resources to practice the undefiled religion that the Bible speaks about. The Big question is, What would Jesus do?
Since we have completed our short background introduction, let’s get into the meat of the matter. Here are some of the most uplifting Christian quotes that are sure to encourage you to endure in these hard times.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis
I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives Me Strength.
Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it will not accomplish anything. Believe that God can give you provision at a moment’s notice, because He can. – John Hagee
I function, I live life as a Christian, and me living life as a Christian doesn’t mean I’m a sanitized person. It means that I readily admit I’m a jacked up person, and I need a savior.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
I encourage you to focus on the major reason why we are Christians. I believe that this reason is clear in James when he said, true and undefiled religion is to help the widow and the fatherless and to keep ourselves unspotted from the world. I hope that you have been blessed.