We’ve all come across Christians whose lives scream that they’re living for Jesus in every way possible. Whether they’re serving all the time in church, posting things about Jesus all over social media or even having random God-filled encounters on a daily basis, it seems that some people just have it. That super strong connection to God which enables them to be used by him every single day.
I remember coming across a young woman on Instagram whose relationship with Christ did, and still does, wow me! She would write posts about praying for people in the street and them getting healed, leading people to Jesus on public transport and prophesying over strangers! Although she put her experiences out there to encourage other Christians (they certainly encouraged me!) it’s easy to think that only a small, select group of people have been chosen to represent God in this very manner. I can’t live like that! you might be telling yourself. My faith can’t be that bold! you may be thinking. But the truth is that it can!
Now, I’m not telling you to go on the streets right this moment and start praying for every person you come across, but what I am saying is that there are countless ways in which we can courageously demonstrate our faith in Christ. Jesus says:
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
Jesus is calling us to live a life where we boldly and unapologetically bring glory and honour to his name. This doesn’t have to be through big, extravagant acts. We can let our lights shine through things that may appear small, things you may not think twice about.
Not getting involved in gossip or bad-mouthing someone, befriending those who others reject, making an effort to be polite or complimenting others, giving food to a homeless person or offering to pray for a friend who isn’t very well are all beautiful demonstrations of who we belong to. We can actively find ways to carry out good deeds and in turn bring praise to our king!
Next time you feel like you’re struggling to actively demonstrate your faith, remember that there’s no one way to do it. Let your light shine in every way you can!