CHRISTIAN NEWS MAGAZINE FOR KERALA MALAYALEE CHRISTIANS FROM INDIA AROUND THE WORLD
FEBRUARY 2011 COVER MESSAGE
VOL:10 ISSUE:02

CHRIST-CENTERED LIFE FOR ALL BELIEVERS
By Dr. K.C.NAINAN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S.A

For every Christian, Christ must be the center of all life-activities, just like every circle has a center of its own. Nothing should be allowed to replace or displace this most essential and important center of Christ in our Christian lives. Everything we think, imagine, talk and do, need to be directed or radiated from this sacred center of Christ; of course, all praises, glories and thanks belong to the living God. In the Kingdom of God, we have only one King to whom we all have to give our total allegiance, worship and adoration.

For every Christian, Christ must be the center of all life-activities, just like every circle has a center of its own. Nothing should be allowed to replace or displace this most essential and important center of Christ in our Christian lives. In the parable of vine and its branches (John 15) explained and taught by our Lord, we cannot live as true followers of Jesus unless we are always centered on Him in every aspect of our lives. All our attentions, prayers, goals and activities need to be pointed and directed to our Master and Lord. He is the only one who gave His life for us, and purchased and freed us from the powers of sin, Satan, and death. There is no other substitute for our savior!

Everything we think, imagine, talk and do, need to be directed or radiated from this sacred center of Christ; of course, all praises, glories and thanks belong to the living God. The spirit of the God given to us as a free gift and who is pleased to dwell within us, will help all Christians to internalize and make this experience of making Christ as the center of our lives. Without the help of the Holy Spirit, we cannot achieve this. On the day of Pentecost, all disciples of our Lord were filled with the spirit, and Jesus became the center of their life-activities. They all lived and died for the living God.

Very often, in the disguise of surrendering and centering our lives on our Savior, many Christians attach and give attentions to other things such as rituals, traditions, different religious and cultural practices, man-made doctrines, and dogmas, rules and regulations, methods of worship and legalisms, etc. and thus we become multi-centered and divided instead of being single-centered on Jesus Christ. This is very unfortunate and we are separated into different denominations. In the Kingdom of God, we have only one King to whom we all have to give our total allegiance, worship and adoration. Let us remember that three kings who came from different countries and cultures came and worshipped the baby King born in Bethlehem. Similarly all Christians born and brought up in different denominations need to be centered and concentrated on the person of Jesus Christ.

The true characteristics of a Christ-centered believer will be the Christ-like character as revealed and explained in the New Testament. In other words they will always try to carry out the Lordís teachings by loving God and His Supreme creations of fellow human beings, and appreciating, admiring and preserving the Lordís other creations too. Amen.

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