The Bible tells us that Jesus is the perfect example of how we should live our lives. He was utterly selfless, putting others first and always doing what was right, no matter the cost.
As Christians, we are called to be like Christ. But what does that mean, exactly? Below I’m sharing a few suggestions.
1. Pray Regularly
Jesus was a man of great faith. He prayed often, and his prayers were always directed to the Father; he asked that his Father’s will be done.
I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me. – John 5:30
There are many reasons why you should pray regularly. For one, prayer helps to keep you focused on your relationship with God. It is a way to express gratitude for His blessings and seek His guidance.
Prayer also helps to build your faith and to strengthen your resolve to follow His will. Additionally, prayer can be a powerful source of comfort and peace.
Amid trials and tribulations, it can help you to remember that God is always with you and that He will never leave you alone.
2. Read the Bible Daily
As we read Scripture, we learn about who Jesus is and what He did. We also learn how He responded to various situations – which can give us insight into how we should respond in our own lives. Reading the Bible is essential to our growth as Christians, so make it a priority in your daily routine.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. – 2 Timothy 3:16
3. Spend Time with Other Believers
We were not meant to go through this life alone, and one of the best ways to grow in our faith is to spend time with other believers.
Find a good church home where you can worship together and learn from sound teaching. Get involved in a small group or Bible study where you can develop close relationships with others walking the same journey.
Take advantage of opportunities to serve alongside other believers – whether through your church, a local ministry, or simply lending a helping hand to a friend in need.
4. Live Out Your Faith
It’s not enough to go through the motions of our faith. We must also live it out in our everyday lives. As Christians, we are called to love God and love others.
That means living with integrity, being honest in our words and actions, and treating others with respect and compassion. It means sharing our hope in Christ with those who don’t yet know Him.
And it means living out His call on our lives in everything we do – at home, work, school, and in our communities.
5. Serve Others
When we serve others, we are following in the footsteps of Jesus. He came to serve, not to be served. And when we serve others, we are showing them the love of Christ.
Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. – Matthew 5:42
6. Reach Out to Those Who Are Lost and Hurting
Jesus went out of His way to reach out to those who were lost and hurting. He loved them unconditionally and met their needs – both physical and spiritual. We should do the same.
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. – John 15:12
7. Be a Witness to Christ
We are called to be witnesses to Christ, to tell others about His love and forgiveness. When we share our faith with others, we also allow them to know Christ.
You are called to live your life in such a way that others can see Christ in you. It means being consciously aware of how you act and speak and ensuring that your actions always glorify God.
It means praying for opportunities to share the gospel with those who don’t know Christ. When you live your life as a witness for Christ, you will be surprised at how many people will be drawn to the light of Jesus that shines through you.
Final Words on How Be More Like Christ
Although we will never be perfect, we can strive to be more like Christ. By studying His life and following His example, we can become more Christ-like in our own lives.
As we become more like Christ, we will find that we are better equipped to lead others to Him. So let us all strive to be more like Christ so that we may better reflect His light to the world around us.