Five ways to keep the Faith

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Opinion By Tashana Hughes

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Being a faithful Christian takes strength and courage.

When you enter into the college world, you meet various types of individuals.

Some may share your beliefs, and some may have a different viewpoint than you.

Many people seek to gain the world’s approval rather than seeking God’s approval because it seems like the easy thing to do.

According to crosswalk.com, in order to stand firm in your faith, you need to maintain your Christian disciplines:

1) Have daily prayer. Nothing can make you feel better than when you talk to God on a daily basis.

2) Have frequent Bible study and worship.

3) Evangelism. You never know who might be waiting on you to share your faith with them.

4) Service to others. Jesus washed his disciples’ feet. That is not saying to go around washing everyone’s feet. It means humble yourself to bless others in some way.

5) Remind yourself constantly of the presence of God – even in the worst situations. Just knowing that his peace rests with you can make a big difference.

In order to stay spiritual and faithful in the world we live in, you have to figure out what that means to you.

Not what you hear a pastor say or what someone else says, but search within yourself and find out what it means to you personally.

There is a saying that goes, “No man is an island.”

You need to connect with like-minded people who can help you stay grounded in the Word.

Not everyone believes the same thing, and not everyone can help you in your walk with God.

Baptist Student Ministries at Amarillo College is here for the students. Get involved.

If being in a group doesn’t suit your needs, find a mentor.

Whether it be a college professor, a fellow student or a roommate, it can be helpful to find a spiritually strong individual who can help you in your walk.

Being a Christian is not meant to be a walk in the park.

You probably will be ostracized because of your faith.You will go through things you might not understand at that point in time,. But that is not the time to back down from what you believe in.

It is the time to take a stand.

Samuel Adams said, “What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.”

For more information on how to remain spiritually healthy or to just read personal testimonies, visit www.crosswalk.com.

 

Originally published: Thursday, October 20, 2011

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