O Lord, I will praise you with all my heart and tell everyone about the marvelous things you do. I will be glad, yes, filled with joy because of you. I will sing your praises, O Lord God above all gods. (Psalm 9:1-2)
In our world today, no one would argue that being a “Christian” is becoming risky business. We are hearing stories almost daily of targeted attacks on those who claim Jesus as their Savior.
Many look down on believers, certain we aren’t evolved or enlightened enough. And too often, our response is to let this group-think affect how vocal we are about our faith.
We’re afraid of ridicule, embarrassment, and rejection.
So instead of sharing the ways God has beaten a diagnosis… provided finances… intervened in hopelessness… straightened a crooked path… restored a marriage… returned a prodigal… softened a heart… and untangled spirit-crushing lies… we stay silent.
We water down Jesus so He is easier for others to swallow. We shy away from what we know to be true, hoping no one asks our opinion. And we compromise our values just to fit in.
But when we do, we are robbing the world of Christ.
Don’t you know you are a part of the grassroots movement to share Him with the world?
You have the privilege of making Him real to those around you. And you have the opportunity to brag on the countless and miraculous ways He has intersected with your circumstances!
We need to care less about what the world thinks. Seriously. Why do we spend so much time and effort worrying about their opinion of our faith?
They may say you’re crazy and irrelevant. Um… okay.
They may think you’re small-minded. Big whoop.
They may mock and laugh. Whatever.
But… you don’t have to hide who you are or what you believe to earn their approval – because your value isn’t based on their acceptance.
The measure of your value was demonstrated by the cross. Period. The end.
So go ahead and open your mouth. Don’t shy away from sharing your story. Be quick to point out God-moments. And boldly give Him the glory.
Because we need you to be that kind of woman.
P.S. BE YOU!