What It Means To Be A Strong Christian

According to Bishop Dag-Heward Mills, to be strong in the Lord is to be a strong Christian. Many people come to know the Lord but never become strong in the Lord. They remain spiritual weaklings for the rest of their lives. There are a number of things that characterize a good strong Christian. You must aim to develop all these attributes if you are going to be a good strong believer. To be a strong Christian you must develop spirituality, Zeal, Maturity, Holiness and Steadfastness in the Lord.

All through the Bible, Christians are exhorted to be strong. You will see the phrase, “be strong” appearing many times throughout Bible. In order to be strong you must strengthen yourself. Most Christians are strong in their bodies, strong in politics, strong in academics, strong in business, strong in relationships but not strong in the Lord. God is emphasizing that you must be strong be strong in the Lord.

Finally, my brethren, BE STRONG IN THE LORD, and in the power of His might. – Ephesians 6:10.

There are several different areas of your life that must be developed if you are to ever be called a strong Christian.

This is all about developing these areas that turn you into a strong Christian. The nine areas that you need to develop if you want to be strong in the Lord are listed below;

1.     To be a strong Christian is develop a deeper Christian life.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. – Psalm 42:7

2.     To be a strong Christian is to become steadfast.

– 1Corinthians 15: 58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

3.     To be a strong Christian is to become unmoveable.

– 1Corinthians 15: 58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

4.     To be a strong Christian is to be become Spiritual.

– 1Corinthians 3:1 – And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

5.     To be a strong Christian is to become Holy.

– Hebrews 12:14 – Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

6.     To be a strong Christian is to become mature.

– Ephesians 4:14 – That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

7.     To be a strong Christian is to be zealously affected always in a good thing. To be strong in the Lord is to be full of zeal.

– Galatians 4:18 – But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.

8.     To be a strong Christian is to become fruitful.

– John 15:16 – Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and BRING FORTH FRUIT, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

9.     To be a strong Christian is to be in a state of readiness to meet God at any time.

– Amos 4:12 – Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

Having become a Christian is a good step, but it is just the beginning. You ought to become a good strong Christian.

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