For those who wonder how to live like Jesus, there is a wealth of information available through local churches, blogs, books, peers and Google. Depending on who you ask, you’ll receive to-do lists, don’t-do lists, a magic prayer and maybe a new schedule of meeting times. If this is you, I want to relieve you of that burden.
There is one answer on how to live like Jesus. Love.
Once you decide to become a Jesus follower, then the next step is to start loving. Love more, love bigger, love more fiercely then you’ve ever loved before. Why? Because Jesus first loved us, and once you understand just how much He loves you, you can’t help but overflow with that love back to Him. That love will overflow onto the people around you, the ones God loves too, and into the world that God created.
This one simple thing can change everything.
What if the first time you walked into a church, you wondered, who is this Jesus guy anyway? What if you’d been greeted with love? For many of us, we were greeted with condemnation and a list so long we just said forget it. There was no way we could ever earn the approval of God. There is no way, except …
God, in full goodness, did not want to be separated from us, so Jesus came to earth to bridge the divide between us. Living like Jesus did means looking to God, following in Jesus’ example of love, and learning to enjoy the life we’ve been given. After all, it’s not your practice life. You’ve only been given one. So enjoy it. Live big! And love even bigger! The rest will fall into place.
If you are wondering what it means to authentically follow Jesus, join us on Unfiltered Radio as we investigate who He claimed to be and how He taught us to interact with one another.