Personal Convictions for Christian Living

God’s will for our lives is often discerned as we pray and read His word. Where there is no clear command in Scripture or cultural standard observed by mature believers around us, we are free to live in Christian liberty.

Consider these categories and questions for Christian Living:

  1. PROFIT: Is it good for me? Will it add a plus quality to my life?
  2. CONTROL: Will it get control of me, or will it lessen Christ’s control of me?
  3. OWNERSHIP: As God’s property, can I justify this activity?
  4. INFLUENCE: Could this action negatively influence any of my friends?
  5. TESTIMONY: How will my testimony be affected if I participate in this activity?
  6. THANKSGIVING: When I come home from this activity, can I thank God for it with a clear conscience?

Based on your prayerful consideration of these categories and questions, you can develop personal convictions for a life-style that will be pleasing to God.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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