Through this week’s series of simple acts of faith we have:
- Learned about a person of faith (book, movie, article, interview)
- Thought about our own story – ways that God has touched our lives
- Prayed for unbelievers – especially 3 people we know personally
- Prayed for opportunities, and the ability to recognize those opportunities
So it should be obvious what we’ve been building up to. The fifth act of faith in this series is: talk to someone about your faith.
Look, you don’t have to preach. You don’t have to share your life’s story. As we discussed previously, you shouldn’t be pushy or arrogant – and it is not your job to make the person a believer. But when an opportunity is in front of your – when it is clear that someone is ready and needs to hear it – share some good news. You might be sharing how you came to be a Christian, or how God has helped you in a specific circumstance, or even sharing the story of that other person of faith from Monday’s devotional. But be open, be prepared, and be obedient. Consider these verses, which span the Old Testament into Revelation:
Psalm 96:3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.
And in case you’re still feeling a little squeamish about talking to someone about your faith, remember that what you’re telling them is good news that can bring them healing, peace, and freedom.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…
You wouldn’t hesitate to tell someone “here, I have some headache pills that work for me” or “your car keys aren’t lost, they are on the table”. It doesn’t have to be any fancier, or any more difficult, than that. Remember – that’s all you are called to do – you aren’t called to make them believe it, or to judge them if they do not.
So, be bold and courageous. Tell someone about your faith. It’s a simple act of faith that can help you level up your Christianity.
If you’ve done any of these Simple Acts of Faith, or if any of the other devotionals have touched you, I’d love to hear about it below in the comments, or via email to contact at mariahelm.com .