I was just getting ready to go to bed after another exciting night at youth group and my phone rings.
“Hey Ali, how do I know if I’m a Christian?” This question set me back on my heals a little. This girl had been in church since she was little. She had to know the drill Romans 10:9 Confess with your mouth that “Jesus Christ is Lord” and know in your hearth that God raised him from the dead and you will be saved. simple enough.
She said yes Ali I know the verse I know the prayer, but how do I know that it isn’t just me following in my parents foot steps, that it isn’t just me being born to a Christian family?
I had to stop and think for a minute, how do I know. I know I know but how do I know.. I said a quick prayer and then it became clear to me.
I told her, I know because when I was 4 years old I realized I was a sinner. I realized I was destined for Hell. I raised my hand and prayed that prayer, and asked Jesus to come live in my heart. but that is head knowledge.
The way that I am sure that I am a Christian is how my life has been changed since I said that prayer. There is a relationship there, a constant dialogue and a desire to get to know my savior more every day. There is a twinge in my heart when I do something that I shouldn’t and a desire to tell others about my Jesus.
Galatians 5:22-23 tells us about the fruits of the spirit. These are things that become evident in the life of a believer, They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control. These are all things that do not come natural or easy to any Human and a person in a relationship with Jesus a Christian has these personality traits.
The longer I am a Christian the more I am certain that I am. Over time I face hard times and my faith is put to the test and every time I come out more certain that my God is real! There are also times in my life when I walk away from God and he breaks my heart and calls me back. This to reminds me of the reality of my faith.
With all this being said, I told the girl on the phone. You know you are a Christian when you crave the relationship. You need the friendship with Jesus and you desire to Learn more. It is so simple but yet so complex! This was a turning point for her, she realized she was a Christian and it was time to get serious about the relationship! If you are in that place comment below and we can talk more in depth about where you are at!
I am an average woman in my mid 20's who has a heart for Teens. I have worked with my churches youth group for the past 6 years and seen the struggles that Teens face every day. My heart really goes out to them as they try to find their way in a world where anything goes! I married my high school sweet heart in 2004! You will see him on this site also. That is Jimmy! We have been together since our Sophomore year and have always found our selves in some ministry together. We currently serve with our youth group, and have small bible studies in our home. We realized that we had a heart for something much bigger and wanted to reach more with the hope of Jesus Christ. In 2011 We ran into Bob who had an idea for a radio station for Teens after praying and researching what was needed tayaradio.com was born! I am excited to see where this site goes and excited to get to know the readers and help you learn more about yourself and your walk with God.
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