“I’m A Christian…. Most Days”

Yesterday, I was helping a man with some shoes. I noticed the lady had a tattoo on her foot that read, “walk by faith…” I commented on it and said, “You are a Christian.”
She responded… “Most days…”
I wasn’t sure what she meant but I thought she was saying, “I try to live the Christian life but some days I’m better at it than others.”
I replied, “I understand… I fall in that category as well.”
I thought about her statement the rest of the day… “I’m a Christian…. most days.”
I know, someone is thinking, “You can’t decide what days you want to be a Christian on… when you ask Christ into your heart, you are a Christian every day.”
I understand… but that wasn’t what she meant by that statement. She was saying, “Some days I do a better job of living the Christian life than others.”
All of us are like that. There are days when I have a strong walk with the Lord. But there are other days when I yield to temptation or I battle my thoughts or open my mouth and say something I shouldn’t say. And, if you are honest, you have the same experience. Why is that?
It’s because even though we have accepted Christ, our old flesh is still within us and it has to be dealt with every day. Every morning, we have to ask the Lord to crucify the flesh in our lives. Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God” (Gal. 2:20).
Most of us could probably agree with the lady… “I’m a Christian… most days..” But even though that is fact, we need to do better. Let’s strive, daily, to crucify the flesh and live the Christian life better.

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