Hello & welcome back! It’s Alyssa & I am so thankful that you are checking this post out! It’s so crazy to me that summer is almost over! I am getting ready to start my senior year- I can’t wait to see what God has in store for my next stage in life! Today I am going to be talking about supporting new Christians, lets get into it!
Nothing makes me happier than seeing someone accept Jesus for the first time! It literally brings me to tears when someone follows Jesus! When I have the most special blessing of praying with someone to say yes to Jesus, I can’t help but ugly cry after!! Many times as Christians, we don’t know how to support new Christians. Sometimes referred to as “baby Christians”, these new followers of Jesus need encouragement & love more than ever!
In Romans 14, Paul wrote about the weak and the strong. He is referring to weak and strong Christians, and he gives some powerful insight on how to love on other Christians. Verses 1-4 give some great encouragement to take to heart!
“Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And once they stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.”
As Christians, we are not called to judge the magnitude of other’s faith. God has accepted the hot mess, imperfect us, so it doesn’t make sense to judge others.
Verse 8 says “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.”
No matter how invested your faith is, we all as Christ followers live for the Lord. Along with life is death, and we all die for the Lord. In a world that we live in today, there is so much peace in this verse. No matter what happens, it is all for the Lord & there is nothing to fear because we follow Christ.
Concluding this, I encourage you all to love on newer Christians and to encourage them! I hope you all have a great week!