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Kind of a new Christian here and I was wondering what it means in a practical sense to "look to christ". I hear things like this all the time, but I don't understand what it means.

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Welcome to the site! This is a "pastoral advice" question, and not really in line with what the site is meant for. I'd recommend reading the FAQ as well as meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1379/… for a better idea of what the site is and isn't. That said, in general, to "look to Christ", to most Christians is the same way a child would "look to" his or her parents - for advice, for guidance, for protection or wisdom. There's nothing metaphysical about it. It's just a phrase with that meaning. –  David Stratton Dec 25 '12 at 2:35
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David Stratton is right that this question is out of our scope, and that's why I've gone ahead and closed it. However, I hope that doesn't discourage you or turn you away from this site - we encourage questions here, they just need to be questions that we can truly answer. In the meantime, I highly recommend you join us in chat if you want to discuss this sort of stuff. :) –  El'endia Starman Dec 25 '12 at 3:22
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closed as not constructive by David Stratton, El'endia Starman Dec 25 '12 at 3:20

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