This is the perfect list of things Christians should do everyday to help keep themselves strong in their faith, to build their testimony, and to live a joyful life.
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13 Simple Tasks to Do Everyday to Live a Christ-like Life
1. Do something nice for someone
It is important that we serve others each and every day. Whether it’s as simple as holding the door open for someone, or as tedious as mowing your neighbors lawn. Heavenly Father appreciates it when we take care of each other.
If you are unsure of ways that you can serve, reach out to members in your church and see if there’s anyone who might be in need of some assistance. You can also volunteer in your community. And it can really be as simple as being more mindful in your everyday life for opportunities to help people, whether it’s taking people’s cart at the grocery store, giving someone a compliment, or sitting down and talking to a friend.
Bible verse about being kind to others: “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” -John 13:35
2. Practice gratitude
Being grateful is the key to living a happy life. Because life will never be easy, you will never be without struggles. But, if you take time each day to be grateful for the things that you DO have, and that you DO enjoy, it will change your life.
Try using a gratitude journal to write down three to five things that you are thankful for each day. You can do this every morning, to have a positive start to your morning, or each night, you go to sleep on a positive note. Whichever works best for you. Try this for 30 days, and I guarantee it will make a world of difference.
Practicing gratitude is one of the most important things Christians should do everyday to be happier, more Christ-like, and strengthen their testimonies.
Bible verse about practicing gratitude: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1Thessalonians 5:16-18
3. Rely on the Holy Ghost
We were given the gift of the Holy Ghost for a reason. He is our teacher, our comforter, our inspiration, and so much more.
We must rely on Him and the constant companionship that He offers us, if we are willing to do what it takes to have Him with us always. What a wonderful gift it is, to have His loving guidance.
Bible verse about relying on the Holy Ghost: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” -John 14:26
This might seem to be an obvious one, as we hear it all the time. But there are so many different ways to pray. If praying is part of your daily routine, it can be easy for it to become, well, routine. And not as sentimental. Try to make every prayer a meaningful conversation with God.
Take time in your prayers, to pray for others. Whether it’s your spouse, your children, your neighbors, or someone you saw in the news. Take time afterwards to listen, and see if you feel anything.
Try praying before your meals, and thank God for the food he has provided your family with. Just talk to God, really talk to Him. And try to listen to what He has to say.
Bible verse about prayer: “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” -Matthew 6:6
5. Read scriptures
Every one always tells us to read our scriptures. But there’s so much more to it then just simply reading them. You can just read them, front to back like a book. But if you’re doing that, take your time to really dig deep, and find the meaning in the symbolism within them. Don’t just read them, to say you’ve read them
You can also search your scriptures by topic you wish to study, to find answers to questions you may have, this is a great way to build your testimony, and get your questions answered.
Try to read your scriptures every day, so that they are fresh in your mind. This makes it so much easier to understand the messages, and keep up with the storyline.
Bible verse about reading scriptures: “Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.” -1Timothy 4:13
6. Speak kindly
It is important that we speak kindly to one another, and treat each other with respect. Not only, for the good of others, but for the good of ourselves as well. It’s toxic all around, to treat others with disrespect. It creates a cycle of evil doings, which is how the world has become what it is now.
If we could create the same cycle, but with kindness and service to one another, can you imagine what a different world we would live in?
Out of the two greatest commandments, one is to love thy neighbor. This love absolutely includes speaking kindly to one another.
Bible verse about speaking kindly: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. -1 Thessalonians 5:11”
7. Practice self care
It’s essential to our well being that we take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
It doesn’t matter how big or small, as long as you’re doing something for yourself every day in each of these three aspects. Take a bath, listen to music, exercise, read a book, say a prayer, etc.
Bible verse about practicing self care: Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” -Mark 6:31
8. Share your testimony
Sharing your testimony with others is so important. Whether it’s with your spouse, your children, your friends, or even on social media! And it doesn’t have to be some big, long speech about how your life was transformed. It can be as simple as a feeling that you get when you read your scriptures, or an experience that you have had.
Take time every day if you can, to share your belief in God, Christ, and the Gospel with anyone who is willing to listen.
Be sure to check out our article – 12 Powerful Ways to Build and Strengthen Your Testimony
Bible verse about sharing your testimony: “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” -John 5:39
9. Have faith
Let everyday of your life be filled with faith that your Heavenly Father loves you, that He has a plan for you, and that He is by your side at all times.
Trusting in God can be challenging sometimes, because we want to control our own lives. And in a sense. We have some control. IF we follow all of the commandments God has given us, then we have access to all of the blessings that He has in store for us. But, they will all be given to us in His timing.
It can be hard to have faith when life is really, really hard. But that’s when you need it the most.
Bible verse about having faith: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6
If you are struggling with anxiety and you feel it is hard to have faith when you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiousness, you’re not alone!
These 21 Bible Verses to Read When You’re Anxious might provide you with some peace and comfort!
Everynight, as you say your prayers, take time to repent for any wrongdoings you may have done that day. Whether you lost your temper with your spouse and said something you regret, or if someone cut you off in traffic and you called them some not so nice names, or even if you just had a thought that wasn’t nice or appropriate; take time ask God for forgiveness, as well as His help and His presence as you work towards making a change in yourself, so that you can try and not make the same mistakes.
To repent means to change, not just to apologize. So really, repentance doesn’t mean a whole lot if you aren’t willing to try and change your behavior, to avoid making the same mistakes again. It’s like someone punching you in the face and then saying “oh my gosh, I’m so sorry!” and then punching you in the face again. Their apology suddenly means nothing.
Bible verse about repenting: “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” -Luke 15:7
11. Let go of resentment
Forgiving someone, and letting go of resentment can be one of the most difficult things we can do, depending on the circumstance. But, it’s one of the absolute most important. We are told that we are required to forgive everyone, no matter how great the sin.
So, every day, we should practice letting go of resentment. Remember that no human being is without sin. We are not one another’s judge. Pray to Heavenly Father, and sincerely ask Him for his help in letting go of the resentment you’re holding.
Bible verse about letting go of resentment: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” -Ephesians 4:32
12. Deny yourself, and take up your cross
In Luke 9:23, Christ says “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” What this means is, to deny yourself of human desires and wants, that are not godly, and to put them to death each day on a symbolic, inner cross.
Check out this amazing video that goes into depth about what exactly it means to take up your cross daily!
13. Say no to temptation
This day in age, temptation is everywhere. It doesn’t matter what your weakness is, it’s literally in every direction. So, each and every day, we just have to keep practicing saying no to temptation. Because the more you practice something the better you get at it. Whether it’s sex, drugs and alcohol, food, or even something more simple like falling away from a routine that keeps you mentally strong and healthy, say no, every single day.
Bible verses about saying no to temptation: “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41
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