I don’t tell people about Jesus to look like a good Christian, I don’t do it to please my parents, I don’t do it because I think I’m perfect and that others should be like me. Far from it.
God loves me, I’m not perfect, but He loves me. I want others to experience His love, to experience Him.
Penn Jilette (a famous magician) who is very honest about his atheism was once handed a bible. From this action He began to think about evangelism, even though he himself didn’t believe it and said; “How much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that?”
It’s easy to not tell people about Jesus in order to avoid any social awkwardness, but surely this is more important than an awkward conversation.
I want to tell others about Jesus because I love Him and He loves me. I want to radiate His love unto others so they too can experience this amazing love.
So you might have realised that my blog name has changed. After nearly 3 years I was ready for a change. When I first started this blog, I didn’t really know what I wanted it be, it started as random musings and some short stories. It was nothing major, hence the the name. But as my blog has changed and developed, I felt the name was incongruent with my subject.
One day last year I sat down at my laptop with a purpose. I wanted to write something that was different to my usual blog posts but I knew it was important. I was nervous, I knew that some of the people reading my blog at that time wouldn’t like it, but it was too special not to share. That was when I first explicitly wrote a post about faith and loving Jesus.
That post was appropriately called “Be Bold”. I realised that I had this amazing tool and platform to share God’s love and write down my thoughts on faith and how I find life as a Christian teenager. Writing these posts is something I really enjoy doing and the feedback and encouragement that others have given me has really motivated me to keep going.
However , as I said it was time for a change. Jesus isn’t someone who should be a “little thing” in my life. He owns my life, our purpose on earth is to live for Christ, but how can I possibly do this if he is only a small part of my life?
Im not saying that through changing my blog name that I always put God first and sacrifice everything for Him. I would love to say that is the case, but unfortunately it’s not that easy. Luke 6:45 states “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” As Christians we should strive to have the Holy Spirit fill our hearts and to share his love with everyone.
The thing is a lot of the time we find this so hard. That’s because our heart is so full of other things that there is no room to be filled with the Holy Spirit. This calls us to examine our hearts, to rid it of the distractions which the devil places there and make room for God to fill us with his spirit.