Faith is far from a stab in the dark. It is the confident assurance that God is who he says he is and will do what he says he will do. Faith is trusting in the God who is trustworthy. Faith is believing God and his word because you know that our God will never fail to keep it.
I want us to be faithful to tell people that God puts in our path daily the love that Christ has for us and how he transforms us. We know that God is in control of who does and doesn’t believe in His son, Jesus. Yet, God uses us to be his messengers of spreading the Good News of what Jesus did for us on the cross.
The life of every Christian is one that has been miraculously transformed by the power of God. Rejoice in this, and may this encourage you to share this message of Christ’s transforming power with your friends and family!
The Christian life is a marathon, not a sprint. The Holy Spirit is working in our lives daily to help us become more like Jesus, and this act is a lifelong process that will not be completed until Jesus returns.
Even through accusations we may face, we have something greater to defend ourselves with: The Word of God. We simply cannot hear the truth of our salvation through Christ enough. Take a moment, pause, and reflect on the truth of our salvation.
God will call us to fight, but not the way the world does. Like Paul, we fight with a kingdom purpose—so that the outcome will be many people hearing about Jesus’ love, grace, and truth.
If you were in prison for your faith and the governor called you in to ask you about Jesus, what would you lead with? The love of Jesus? The grace of Jesus? The power of Jesus?
We might love the gospel, love Jesus, and worship God, but we fear being treated like Paul was… When we begin to fear those things, we need to remember that our Savior was beaten and rejected so that God would accept us.
I hope that we share Christ out of a genuine love and appreciation to God for saving us through His Son, Jesus. Since our lives have been transformed by Jesus, we want others to enjoy the love, grace, and freedom that can only be found in Christ.
When Jesus calls us to share His Good News, we can expect to be judged by some… We ought to appeal to non-believers by attempting to be relatable… Some will reject the message even when we do this, but God alone gives the courage to bear persecution and boldly share His message of hope of eternal life in Christ.