What It Means To Follow Jesus

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
– Romans [8:11]

Sometimes we forget exactly what it means to be a Christian.

Being a Christian is not about becoming a nicer person.

It is not about going to church a certain number of times per week, or having a special “quiet time” every morning, or even about being able to quote certain Bible verses.

No, being a Christian is not any of those things.

It is having a relationship with Christ; and when we do have that relationship with Him, it means that Holy Spirit is living inside of us.

The Bible tells us that this is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. It is no different!

Now pause for a moment and carefully think about this next question: if Holy Spirit can raise Jesus from the dead, what can He do in your life?

If that thought opens up new possibilities for you, congratulations! You probably just experienced a little bit of hope, perhaps even a little bit of joy.

Cultivate that hope, and that joy, and guard it carefully from the skeptics and naysayers in your life. That hope within us is a sign of the Presence of the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead.

He is still in the business of doing miracles today.

He is ready, willing, and able to do them for you!

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.