Attitude has so much to do with living the Christian life. A negative attitude will cause one to be overly critical and to see only the dark side of life. Such a perspective can be very depressing. When we see only the bad, we cease to experience the joys of being a Christian.
Our focus should be on the positive. Just look around. See our wonderful world as it was created by God. The sunrise, the majestic mountains, the rivers and oceans, the beautiful flowers, and trees, and all the magnificent wonders of the world were given to us by God to enjoy. What a great love God has for mankind! We are such a blessed people. How can we help but be happy?
The positive Christian has hope burning like a flame in his heart. He has learned from God’s word about His love for His children and he knows the great price God paid for all of us, not just for His children, but for all the souls of the whole world.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Knowing such a price was paid for us, we cannot help but be joyful and confident that, if we remain faithful, we will receive that crown of life that has been promised (Revelation 2:10).
Another of the beauties and joys of this life is the Christian home. A truly Christian home is one with loving, godly parents who are working together to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Such a home has members who desire to spend eternity together in heaven. To achieve this marvelous goal, this family spends time studying together in order to be familiar with God’s road map to heaven.
Yes, attitude can make the difference between being saved or being lost. We are the light of the world, a city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14). Let’s be sure the world knows that we are happy to be Christians! – Dale Grissom, Northridge church of Christ Dayton, OH