There is no secret, one of the most amazing gifts that God graced us with is the birth of Jesus Christ. The love of God through Jesus Christ is the ultimate sacrifice. However, how do we continue to keep Christ the center in a world that tells us that everything else is more important?
Here are three ways that we can work to keep Christ at the center of our lives to help make the world a better place.
To keep Christ at the center of our lives it is important for us to show love. Ezra Taft Benson once said that, “Some men are willing to die for their faith, but are not willing to live for it.” But, John 3:16 tells us that, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life”. Matthew 22:37-39 explains that the greatest commandment is that we should love the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind. And the second is that we ought to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” The gift of Christ was presented to the world through a very average couple who had experienced an immaculate conception who were eventually ostracized by their community. Mary and Joseph had to trust the plan of God, no matter what others said – they had to willingly to submit to the will of God. We can rejoice because we know the end of the story, however imagine what they had to go through to fully reveal the gift of our savior.
Ask yourself, “Can I trust God to work out every problem?” The more we depend on Him, the more Christ will be centered in our lives.
John MacArthur explains that most people in our world don’t understand peace as a positive concept. All they know is the negative aspect of peace, which is merely the absence of trouble. However, John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” To keep Christ at the center of your life, live in the peace that God has graced us with. Through the peace of God, the world can be transformed to a better place for us all.