... because too often we treat Christianity as a moment to put in our schedule, or as a reason for being mostly nice; we treat it as a sometimes thing, as if we’ll follow Jesus when there’s nothing else we need or want to do at the moment.
But, that is not the example and teaching of the Bible.
In Scripture, to believe and to follow Jesus, to have Him as Savior and Lord, is to be a completely new and different person.
It is a changing of mind, of heart, of life direction. It is you leaving behind the way of looking at life that allowed for shallow and prideful choices, and instead loving God with all that you are, and loving your neighbor because of it.
It changes your courage and your contentment and your commitment; it changes the words you choose and the thoughts you think and the friends you have.
It should be noticeable, and verifiable, and make you stand out in a particular way.
If you’re not different, maybe you don’t spend enough time with Jesus.
Acts 4:13–“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”