It is reasonable to be more cognizant of our forgiveness than our history of sin. More aware of the promises than our problems. More conscious of His presence than his/her/their presence. More thoughtful of the coming judgment seat of Christ then coming christmas/vacation/retirement.
In christianity there is the mundane, the non-essential, the petty. And in christianity there is the relevant, the priceless, the holy. Of these, what stirs/moves/motivates you?
1Jn.3:1: Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God.
We can each say, “Because of Jesus, I am an actual, legitimate, adopted child of the living God!!”
This awesome reality is worthy of ongoing consideration. To the degree we contemplate such truths, awareness and appreciation will grow.
Rm.8:17: And if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.
Excuse me?! Heir of God?! Co-heir with Jesus?! Me?! Can it be?!
Wisdom dictates we get these holy realities deep inside so our lives will be increasingly affected and transformed. Indeed, we will be captivated by these awesome truths if we simply give them continued consideration. If not, the mundane/non-essential/petty will claim right of residence to our minds and hearts. Our christianity will be devalued.
Jn.14:13: Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do.
This is an astounding promise, just one of many. (If every promise were listed, perhaps this 333 would be 3,333.) Such promises should be memorized, and placed in the forefront of our christianity. Many (most?) promises are of no benefit simply because the promises are not appropriated. Other words have preeminence. Sad.
Jn.20:21: As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.
You are a sent one.
It’s a mistake to study others to determine what is, and isn’t, healthy christianity. We are to consider the Bible, not ‘the way it is’. Lord Jesus calls us to build upon His words, His promises, His truths, His instructions.