Jesus did not teach the Christian life as a philosophy or a lifestyle. He didn't try and create a Christian culture. He is the culture. He not only taught the Kingdom of God and lived the Kingdom of God, but He is also the King of the Kingdom.
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. Psalm 25:16-17
You received your spiritual life by receiving Jesus Christ into your heart by faith. You live the Christian life in the same way, by trusting Jesus Christ to live His life in you, day by day, moment by moment.
Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Psalm 24:3-4
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to live within you so that Jesus can live out His life through you. The Holy Spirit will show you Jesus' heart; reveal to you His glory; and impart to you His nature. The Holy Spirit has not come to reform you, but to transform you into the image of Jesus.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. Psalm 23:1-3
Jesus is enough! His peace is enough to keep you content. His joy is enough to keep you strong. His love is enough to keep you fulfilled. His grace is enough to keep you clean. His power is enough to make you victorious. His presence is enough to keep you fruitful.
May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. Psalm 20:1-2
Where should you look today? God points you to Jesus, the Holy Spirit points you to Jesus, and the Scriptures point you to Jesus. Why? Because He is the beginning and the end of everything that is good, He is the image of all that is holy, and He is the expression of all that love has to give.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour fourth speech; night after night they display knowledge. Psalm 19:1-2