By Jarrid Wilson
Cease being a poser. commence being a Christian.
Is your religion for actual? How approximately your walk?
If every person who claimed to like Jesus truly did, this international will be lovely just about paradise. but we are living in a time whilst being a poser is not just effortless, it’s rewarded—especially the place Jesus is concerned.
But claiming to like Jesus with no following him is bogus, fraudulent, and—frankly—it’s no longer you. God has known as you to be set aside, to reside authentically, to stroll a real Jesus Swagger. He wishes fans, now not pretenders.
From Christian blogger Jarrid Wilson, Jesus Swagger is ready calling out the phony, exhibiting the pretender the door, and letting Jesus in as an alternative. while you're suspicious of your individual motivations, your individual speak, or perhaps your personal Christianity, it’s time to be sincere, come fresh, and get genuine. It’s time to take the Jesus Swagger litmus try and begin strolling the stroll.
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