As a Christian I’ve been judged and called a “bigot,” because I know God’s truth and follow His laws. I’ve been ridiculed for talking “bible speak,” because I enjoy sharing the scriptures God commands us to share. I’ve been accused of being “unforgiving,” because I have healthy boundaries, and choose to take God’s biblical advice about avoiding certain types of behaviors, for my personal protection, and that of my family. Because I have confidence in Christ, these insults slide off of me. I know they are lies sent from the enemy to separate and divide our brothers and sisters in Christ.
People get angry, because they do not understand the joy that comes from knowing one is standing, unwavering, in God’s truth. God reveals truth to us when we pursue Him! When I pursue Him, He showers His love upon me, giving me even more strength and courage to carry out the plans He has for me to do His will. The Holy Spirit fills me with warmth, similar to that of being around a cozy campfire. When I’m insulted for loving Jesus, it only adds further fuel to the fire, giving me even more desire to spread the truth about my GOD! Just like the words to an old childhood favorite song of mine, “It only takes a spark to get a fire going…And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing…That’s how it is with God’s love…Once you’ve experienced it…You spread His love to ev’ryone…You want to pass it on…”
We can share God’s truth by word of mouth, writing, praying for friends, reading God’s Word, getting involved with the youth in our neighborhoods and churches, leading bible studies, sharing on social media; whatever God calls us to do. Every Christian can make a difference. God speaks truth through us. Find your spark. Share God’s words. Place your confidence in Christ!
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 New International Version