Counselors Need to Encourage Youthful Comittment to Christ
How many of us find the race of life to be like the tortoise and the hare where like the hare we run across the track doing what we want except running the race correctly? There is always tomorrow, or later, to win the race. Christian Counselors need to encourage youthful comittment to Christ!
This mentality exists today. Instead of turning one’s life over to God at a young age, people wish to experience life first then love God. They joke that one day, they will be the old lady in Church, praying for her past sins. Why though? Why not live one’s entire life for Christ and gain more spiritual merit? Also, why be caught off guard? What if we death comes sooner and we still have not lived the life we needed to?
In the artclie below from Crosswalk.com, Whitney Hopler writes about dying young for Christ in “Die Young to Live For Jesus Now”. This editorial is actually a report on the book, “Die Young: Burying Yourself In Christ” by Hayley and Michael Dimarco. Below is the article.
When someone dies young, people often view it as a tragedy – a life cut short, with wasted potential. Premature physical death can indeed be tragic. But there’s another kind of death that’s a blessing, especially when people are young: death to self.
Dying young spiritually involves killing off your selfishness and burying it in Christ. It’s the only way to experience real life as God intended for you. When you die to self, you become free to live for Jesus, which will lead you to the best life possible.
So don’t wait until you’re old to put your selfish ways to death and start living in freedom. Here’s how you can die young to live for Jesus now:
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Christian Counselors need to emphasize an importance to their spiritual children, the importance of living now for Christ and not later.
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