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FullSizeRender (22)The most important question many Christians struggle with these days is, ‘How to live a successful or fruitful Christian life?’

This is a very important question for a believer and every believer must be able to answer this question. If you’re a Christian then you must know how to live a life of Christian faith because you can only live a life like this when you know it thoroughly. Yes, there are many Christians around the globe who know how to live a life of Christian faith but they ignore to live such a holy life and this happens majorly due to lack of faith and love upon our holy God. If you’re seeking an answer to this question in a single sentence, then…

“If you really want to live a successful Christian life then you must obey all the commands given unto us by our loving God’ .Yes, the Holy Bible affirms this in the book of John;

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teachings” – John 14:23

Also,

“If you love me, keep my commands” – John 14:15

Now, this may raise a question in your mind- Is it even possible to live a holy life in a world full of sins, pride, envy and hate? Yes, it is possible and if you are unaware, Jesus lived in this earth as a complete human being and I always used to think, why would a God who is so powerful enter this world which is full of sins and intended to live as a human? Why? Yes, to save us from our sins. But, there is an another important reason and it is, “To set an example and to teach us how to overcome this world” Jesus while speaking to his disciples said,

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome it” – John 16:33

When Jesus says, “Take heart! I have overcome it”, he means do not worry about your problems, your future, your sins, your temptations or whatever which is disturbing you. Take heart and bring your problems to me (Jesus) and I will give you rest. Also, Jesus while speaking to multitudes said,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”

– Matthew 11:28

Yes, it is only Jesus who can give us rest. Also, the above mentioned scripture speaks uses the word ‘burdened’, what does it refer to? This burden is a burden of sins. Yes, it is only sins which separate us from our loving  god since our Holy Bible says, “God’s eyes are so pure that he cannot even look at sins.” – Habakkuk 1:13

We Christians know that sins cause the real trouble to our spiritual life since it destroys our inner being and separates us from our holy God. We are well aware of this but still we dare to sin and fall prey to temptations.

Now, let’s talk about how to overcome sins in this world filled with lust and desires. Let us study this from one of my favorite character from the Holy Bible whose name is Daniel. We will not only learn from the life of Daniel but also the life of his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. Until today these four friends are role models to many young Christian minds. What did these four men do which made them different from other men. I would like to share some of the important things; these four young men have practiced to live a successful Christian life. Please stay with me on the course.

Daniel made a covenant in his heart

Who is Daniel? Daniel was one of the slaves whom king Nebuchadnezzar besieged from Jehoiakim – king of Judah. Now, king Nebuchadnezzar instructed a particular man named Ashpenaz to bring forth some of the slaves but they must be noble, young men in whom there is no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the language and literature of the Chaldeans. When all these young men were brought before the king, he appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king.

Now, among these young men who were selected for three years of training were Daniel and his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. As said earlier,king Nebuchadnezzar has ordered to treat these young men’s with king delicacies and wine. But, Daniel made a covenant in his heart that,” He will not defile himself with the portion of the kings delicacies and wine.”

So, Daniel makes a covenant in his heart and now he goes to the chief person and requests that he might not defile himself. Now, God helps Daniel to get favor in the eyes of chief and the chief says to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and drink. For why should he see your faces looking worse than the young men who are your age? Then you would endanger my head before the king”

Daniel answered to the chief, “Please test your servants for ten days, and give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our countenance be examined before you, and the countenances of the young men who eat the portion of the king’s delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants”

So the chief consented with them in this matter, and tested them for ten days and at the end of the ten days their countenance appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies. Thus, the chief took away their portion of delicacies and the wine that they were to drink, and gave them vegetables.

Remember, this is how a believer must be, you may be offered with all kinds of delicacies and wines for free or any other kind of things which may defile you and your soul. But, always remember you and I serve a living God and the body which you posses today are given by him and so we got no rights to defile it. Also,

“Body is a temple of God” – 1 Corinthians 6:19

Yes, our body is a temple of god where our holy god resides. So, better always keep it clean and we are not our own because we were bought at a price – the blood of Christ. So, we must honor our god with our body. Also, what happens when we protect our holiness and live a life as god wants? What did Daniel get when he made a covenant to himself as, he will not defile his body? Bible says,

17* as for these four men, god gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

18* Now, at the end of the days, when the king had said that they should be brought in, the chief brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

19* Then the king interviewed them, and none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served before the king.

  • Daniel 1:17-19

You may think, you don’t have skills, knowledge, and wisdom but remember God is the one who gives that. Look at these young men, they were very particular about their holiness and god gave them all kinds of knowledge and wisdom. Today, take initiative and make a covenant in your heart to live a holy life and God will honor your covenant and he’ll make you sit before kings and judges.

God is Great!

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52 Comments

  1. Bruce says:

    Excellent post David! Thank you. Blessings!

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Adlinevincy says:

    Its true.. Our body is the Temple of god… 👍

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  3. maxtari says:

    Indeed God is great! I am thankful of the reminder – not only the gate is narrow, so is the path. With so many carnal Christians in the world, may He give us the strength to stand right and follow the narrow path as He wishes for us. God bless you.

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  4. jayrenfryn says:

    Thanks for this. I was able to stop drinking almost 3 years ago but only recently feel I’ve started to live soberly. On the days I feel I’m making real progress or strides foward it feels great. In those instances there is a prayer from an old Tesla song I say out loud “Thank you Lord for thinkn’ about me, I’m alive and doing fine”

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  5. aruna3 says:

    Welcome dear on my blog.i am not a christian but admire n adore every religions.yeah.God is God,who looks after humans.He cares everybody.human is a normal creature n wants to live with love n peace.mostly person believe in God n fear from sin,bt he works wrong because of unknowledge.God is great to relieve human’s sins done in unknown.i think as every relgion’s beliefs.

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  6. An uplifting post. Thanks for the follow too.

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  7. M.K. Aneal says:

    I really adored this post! Not many people want to talk about this topic, but you covered it with such detail and truth! Terrific writing! 😀

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  8. That allegorical story is a good one; our bodies are indeed temples. I’ve been eating more healthily recently and feel better for it.

    Were humans that existed before Jesus able to please God and go to Heaven, given that they had not been able to follow Jesus’ commands?

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    • David Jose says:

      Actually, people who lived before Jesus Christ were also given commands i.e they lived through the ‘Laws’ I hope you would have heard about this thing ‘The ten commandments’ also there are many other commands other than this major ones which were given by God through his prophets.
      And when Jesus came into this world he summarised all these Commands into one word and it is ‘LOVE’
      and so he said, ‘If you love me(GOD) keep my commands’

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  9. Debbie L says:

    Amen! Great post. I love reading about the life of Daniel and Joseph (youngest son of Jacob. Both young men were successful in God’s calling because at young ages, they purposed in their hearts to follow God. Such great lives for young people to learn about-and adults to be encouraged over!

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  10. Hi this is my first time i visited your blog. Nice to meet you 🙂

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  11. Denny says:

    I am so glad being Holy is not based on me but instead on Jesus Christ’s perfect life. Then God allows me, very mortal, to share this gift with others.

    Keep sharing your walk with Christ, peace to you.

    Your Brother in Christ,
    Denny

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  12. psiberite says:

    Thank you for the Homily. My Christian faith is a wavering one. I am sorry for that. Anand Bose from Kerala

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  13. Thanks for the love. Please let me know if you want me to blog about anything specific. Jesus bless love Daniel 😁

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    Well written and outstanding post, David. Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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  15. Faye says:

    God bless you. A well written post. My blog is kept simple and I am pleased I have found your writing and you are following mine. In this world of such turmoil we need each other’s inspirations and encouragements. Your post is all these things, thank you.

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  16. lghiggins says:

    It is always good to “meet” a fellow Christian. May God bless you as you live out his love in your life and share it with others in your blog.

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  17. judyjourneys says:

    I like that you dig into God’s Word to get the answers. Thank you for your follow.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Hmmm. Great post here.

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  19. Equipping says:

    Thanks for following me; you are very kind.

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  20. Really digging site David! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Yourfabgirl says:

    God is great indeed. Thank you so much for this. It’s really blessed me

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  22. Nice! Like this! Follow me please!

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  23. Yes He is the one who gives us rest!!!! Just like He promised Israel in Joshua when they were crossing the Jordan!

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  24. This is wonderful. We have to live the word, and obey God’s commands.

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