Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT) “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
You’ve spent all week learning about your relationship with Jesus and how to grow in your new found faith. We couldn’t be more excited by your commitment to step into the most meaningful and rewarding life you could ever have! It doesn’t mean the road gets easier, but the road does gain purpose and it leads to one place: your eternal home with Jesus.
Each and every one of us plays an integral part as Christ-followers. Some of us are baristas, some of us are teachers, some of us are secretaries, administrators, custodians, and each person has a purpose. Following Jesus doesn’t necessarily mean that we are all called to work for a church, but it does mean that our lives get to reflect our love and passion for Jesus.
Whatever your situation, lifestyle or occupation, Jesus has called you to a life of full-time ministry in that place! What this means is that you get to spread the word that God has a Plan, Hope, and Future for everyone, everywhere you go!
Everyone deserves a chance to hear and experience the love that Jesus offers. It doesn’t mean everyone will make a choice to follow Him, but we can at least tell them about the amazing life that comes with serving Jesus and give them the opportunity to choose. Even if someone rejects the message of Jesus, we still need to continue to love and show those people who Jesus really is. Pray for those who choose to reject God. Don’t scold or berate them, because that’s not our job. Our job is to love them and point them to Jesus. You are not the paid salesman. You are the happy customer that can’t wait to tell your friends about a God that loves you and them!
Tell someone this week about Jesus. The easiest way to tell people about Jesus is to share your story. Tell them what God has done for you, and what He can do for them. You don’t need scripture. You don’t need a platform. All you need is the story of what God has done in your life. Take a few minutes before each day to pray for the people in your life that need Jesus and ask God to give you an opportunity to share your story with them.
Another good way to share your faith is by inviting your friend or family member to come to church with you. Tell them that you’re saving a seat for them and that they can sit with you.
Thank you for reading through 7 Day Start! We hope this resource has helped you grow in your relationship with Jesus. This is not the end, but just the beginning of an amazing journey with God. We can’t wait to see you soon!