Being an effective Christian in 2017

Here’s the challenge for 2017: will you grow as a Christian and be effective and fruitful?  

Your Christian growth will positively influence your relationship with God, your home life, your work life, your social life and your church life.

The problem is that this is what some Christians think: “God has saved me and given me all I need; so, I don’t have to make any real effort in anything.  I’ll live a mediocre Christian life and take the route of least resistance.”  The catchphrase, “Let go and let God”, epitomizes this way of thinking. 

2 Peter 1:5 says that is not a Christian attitude.  The Christian’s life is a life of “making every effort”.