Loud and Proud
I have this very dear friend and sister-in-Christ, who is very Loud and Proud about her Jesus and all that He has done for her. She reminds me of Peter or Paul preaching to the masses, saving souls. I envy her “no holds bar” approach to her faith and sharing the gospel. How many hearts has she brought to the feet of Jesus, I wonder?
She lets you know from the start that she is probably a little too much for some, but she makes no apologies for this. I think to win souls for Christ you must be bold and passionate!
Excited About Jesus
When we become Christian’s and make Jesus Lord of our lives we have this love and excitement for Him. We love to talk about Him and share Him with others. My faith is something that I am SO passionate about. I feel this strong urge to shout it from the mountains, “I LOVE GOD!” We have this wonderful secret that we want to share with everyone that we meet. I want to share about all that Jesus has done form me. All the little ways He shows me that He loves me each day. I want to be Loud and Proud for my faith!
But I am not.
I hide that side of my life from those who need it the most. It is hard on me to do this. It really takes a toll on my spirit. These are the people who are the closest to me, but I keep quiet about the most important and largest part of my life. Why? Because their reactions to what I share hurts. And now I am afraid to be bold for Jesus. And what does this do to those relationships when I have to hide something that is so important to me? It can not be healthy, right? Rejection is no fun and rejection of something or Someone who I know can change your life, and is so important to me is so very hard on me.
You see we know the freedom that comes from getting your heart right with God. We have a front row seat to the overwhelming peace, joy, and unmerited favor that comes with letting go and giving your life to Jesus. And we have learned that when we rely on God so many things are added to us. We are given more strength, more faith, more joy, more peace, and more grace. We love greater and deeper with a heart of Jesus for those who are lost.
Jesus is my everything, the most important aspect of my life and I am nothing without Him as Lord of my life. There is not a day that goes by that I do not need His strength, wisdom, joy, peace, love, or grace. I have battled sleeplessness, family issues and hurts, anxiety, and depression. On my own the battle was to much, I just sank deeper and deeper. But with God…I am flourishing! There are still hard days! We have an enemy to fight and he is of the spiritual realm, and we can not fight him alone. Some ignore him, but he is there and he is keeping you from the most wonderful gifts that you could ever receive!
I pray that I can be bold in my faith. Share the gospel that I love so much. Tell others how God is working in my life.
I Mean Really?
Because am I really winning you to Christ with my faith being hidden under a basket? Are you any closer to accepting Jesus because I rarely talk about Him or share my passion?
It is like expecting someone to read a book you read just because, at some point, they figured out that you read it. If you want them to read it, you need to share it. Be passionate about it!
I want a Loud and Proud faith like my friend. With no apologies! I want my love of Jesus to be too much for some, because this means that I am sharing Him, and that I am about “my Father’s business” which is saving souls in the short time that we have here on this earth.
What about you? How are you sharing the gospel of Jesus?
Check out this video that I watched AFTER I wrote this post! God is so good! Talk about confirmation!