2 Corinthians 13:3-6

3 I will give you all the proof you want that Christ speaks through me. Christ is not weak in his dealings with you; he is a mighty power among you. 4 Although he died on the cross in weakness, he now lives by the mighty power of God. We, too, are weak, but we live in him and have God’s power-the power we use in dealing with you. 5 Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine. Test yourselves. If you cannot tell that Jesus Christ is among you, it means you have failed the test. 6 I hope you recognize that we have passed the test and are approved by God.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Can others tell that Jesus Christ lives in you? This is the true test of Christianity. Being a Christian isn’t belonging to a church or a religion, it is having the Lord Jesus Christ live in you. It is living in this sinful world as a forgiven sinner working to become more like Christ. Many call themselves Christian but fail the test because Christ is not in them. There is a difference in knowing about Christ and accepting His gift of grace in your life. Once you accept Christ, you turn from your sin and turn toward Him, God becomes the Lord of your life and you now live for Him. The old person is gone and a new person is born. Ephesians 4:24 states, “You must display a new nature because you are a new person, created in God’s likeness-righteous, holy, and true.” How do we become a new person? Only through Him can we have the righteousness of God. Because He became weak and lived as a human by the power of God, so we who are weak can live by the power of God in us. Take the test and see if others can see Christ in you. Maybe you are living with one foot in Christ and one foot in the world. This will not pass the test. Christ wants your whole heart and your whole life. Don’t wait another moment to make Christ your focus and your Lord.

Have a God Day!