Faith is defined as the belief in that which is unseen. Faith in Christ begins with the belief that the Son of God came down from heaven, lived a spotless life, and took the punishment for our sins by dying on the cross. After his death and burial, he was raised to life by the power of the Holy Spirit. He now resides at the right hand of God the Father interceding (fighting for us) on our behalf. Faith in Christ continues with repentance, baptism, and a commitment to allow Christ to be the leader of your life. When you put your faith in Christ, you are trusting the God who created everything with everything you are, and everything you have. This is exciting to me! Through my faith in Christ, God has literally transformed and completely changed my life, and as a result, I want others to experience the life-changing love of Jesus.
How do we do this? How do we get people that do not know Christ to experience this life-changing love? I believe it starts with us! We must channel the excitement that our faith provides us, the joy that we have in Christ Jesus and use it to impact those around us. How could you impact those around you today? If you work, how can you show love to your co-workers? At home, how can we show love to our family and friends. This isn’t a question that anyone can answer for you; however, we can encourage one another by sharing our experiences.
I encourage you to live out your faith, to show someone complete and unconditional love, just as Jesus showed to us, and if we do this often, then it will lead to the opportunity to share how God changed our lives through Jesus. If we love others like Christ loves us, they will want to know why. They will want to know what it is that’s different about us, and hopefully, prayerfully, they will want to enter into a relationship with Jesus.
Grace & Peace