Evelyn Garcia on: Christ as the Center

Evelyn Garcia is a young woman who’s passion for God and His word is evident in the way she speaks and writes. She’s learned many thing for someone so young, and I think of 1 Timothy 4:12 when I think of Evelyn. You wouldn’t even guess how young she is because of the maturity she has. Though, she can also be silly and be a fun and joyful person to be around.

I asked Evelyn to answer the question, “How do we make Christ the center of our lives?” and I believe she leaned in on some good truth.

-Truth N

How do we make Christ the center of our lives? 


Greatest Gift
I remind myself that I have been given the greatest gift known to man: God.
 
God has made himself the center of my life. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it you.” John 15:16
 
The only reason for my existence is to go and bear fruit for Him. To bring glory to my Heavenly Father. Yet I find myself not doing the very thing I was created to do. I do the complete opposite. I believe the real question is not how can we make Him the center, but why do we forget that He is the center? He never stops being the center. We simply forget. Instead we believe that we are somehow entitled to be a Christian. The truth is we are foolish to think that we can do anything without God. (John 15: 1-17)
 
If our piety can live without God it is not of divine creating; it is but a dream; for if God had begotten it, it would wait upon him as the flowers wait upon the dew.
C.H Spurgeon
 
The Experience of being Forgiven
When we come to a realization that we are no longer under the wrath of God because of His Son’s death on the cross, our lives will demonstrate it. I personally need to have the experience of being forgiven by an all powerful God everyday. 
 
J.D Greear was explained this truth in reference to his marriage. He was told this:

“Your problem in this marriage is that you don’t see yourself as a sinner, you know it theologically, but its never gripped your heart, you want to know how I know that? You haven’t forgiven your wife in the places she has forgiven you. IF you did see yourself as a sinner first then forgiving her for the smallest infractions would come naturally.” 
A Christian who is bothered by anything that happens in his/her life is showing that they have lost touch with the greatness of the grace that God has given to them. (Ouch!) Ain’t it the truth though? No matter what we may think. If we show that we are bothered by the smallest infractions of our daily lives then we are slowly losing touch of the grace God has given to us.
 
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
 
Your ability to be joyful in all things is the test whether or not you know the gospel. Your ability to forgive the smallest infractions is the test whether or not you understand you’ve been forgiven.
 
The more I remind myself that I have been given the greatest gift in the world the more I will make God the center of my life. The more I remind myself that I have been forgiven, the more love and compassion I will show to those who are closest to me.
The cross must become larger.
The treasure of Christ must become more magnificent.

About TruthN

Husband. Father of one. Writer of fiction. Massage Therapist. Video Game, Comic Book, Fiction, and Non-Fiction enjoy'r. Reader of Theology. You may find him reading the Bible. View all posts by TruthN

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