Read God's Word
We read in Romans 10:17 “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Reading the Bible is vital to the Christian life. As we read the Bible, we are to search the Scriptures, comparing Scripture with Scripture. Also, we need to set a goal to memorise Scripture and meditate on the Word of God. In our personal lives and with our families each day, we need to be reading the Word of God, and personally studying to show ourselves approved unto God.
1 Peter 3:12 reveals “the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.” God hears and answers prayer “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). There is no doubt about it; the greatest untapped resource in the Christian life is the matter of prayer.
We are to let our requests be made known unto God “by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.” Pray each day. Pray for loved ones. Pray for church leaders and their families. Pray for the members of your church. Pray for our nation. Pray for the lost. Establish a prayer list. “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Attend Church Faithfully
The Lord Jesus Christ deserves your faithfulness. Attend every service of the church. A great deal of the strength of the local church is based on the faithfulness of its members. Support special meetings at the church with your faithful attendance.
God’s work is to be supported God’s way. The Bible teaches that we should pay the tithe and give our offerings. Practice tithing as a conviction. Bring the Lord’s tithe with you to church each Sunday. Support the ministries of the church with offerings. By faith give to worldwide missions. Support the Christian education endeavours of the church. We cannot out give God.
Witness to the Lost
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost. He left us on earth to tell others about the Saviour. Determine to bring others to the Saviour. Work to bring other families to Christ and to church services. Set a time to go and share the gospel. Make a list of names and addresses of people you want to reach for Christ.
Determine to Be a Five-Star Christian
By making these five points a part of you Christian life it is our hope and prayer that you “might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:10). Such a church member would be a real asset, help and encouragement to their pastor. May God help you to work together to see something beyond the ordinary accomplished for Christ through your church.