The Crazy Kind of Christian

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Sometimes, when I walk past that man standing on the corner with his bible in hand (the one screaming and shouting about salvation) God speaks to me, and says: “One day, that’s going to be you.”

I laugh. I tell him I have my own ways of doing things. (Ways that don’t involve me looking like a lunatic, embarrassed,  being either ignored or laughed at.)

God says to me again. “One day, that’s going to be you.”

I argue, and tell him that I prefer to speak to people who I know about him. People I already have a relationship with, not complete strangers.

Truth is: I’m lying. I’m not afraid of looking like a loon. I’m afraid of sharing the gospel.

I’m afraid someone will ask a question I won’t be able to answer. I’m afraid I’ll look stupid. I’m afraid they’ll reject me. I’m afraid and I’m ashamed.

But what if they need me, and I don’t tell them? What if they go home tonight and sleep forever? What if they have to live the rest of their life without knowing they are truly loved: Without experiencing real peace and understanding hope?

Would my embarrassment be worth them having to live a life without Christ? Would it be worth them having to die a death without him?

If we can’t imagine a life without him; why should we expect anyone else to live without him?

I think a lot of us have forgotten just what we have been saved and set free from. If we truly knew we wouldn’t be able to help but be the crazy kind of Christian. The kind that just can’t shut up talking about Jesus.

The kind that knows that action do speak louder than words; but doesn’t use that as an excuse for not speaking out.

The kind that isn’t afraid to look daft sometimes, and who knows that when they take a chance on sharing their faith, that God always comes through for them, and gives them the right words to say.

The kind of Christian who knows that sharing the greatest message is the most exciting thing that they can ever do.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:16)

 

 

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5 thoughts on “The Crazy Kind of Christian

  1. Thank you for sharing Alice! I too have those thoughts as I pass by individuals sharing the gospel. I had those thoughts when I started my blog and insisted it would be a Christian lifestyle blog regardless of the advice from friends, peers, and successful bloggers. I believe God blesses our platforms whatever they may be as long as we share His word and truth in love! I also plan to share Romans 1:16 as a reminder, “…the gospel is the power of God that brings salvation to those who believe…”

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  2. I’ve been in the position of thinking these same thoughts many times. This was super inspiring to me to actually act on them, rather than worry so much about being embarrassed. I have way too many people in my life that need to hear about the freedom I’ve experienced Christ, and I want them to have that!

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  3. I think the Holy Spirit helps us to share the Good News, brings us to people and places we can inspire..but I know there’s times I also hold back..But also I don’t want to give pearls to swine! I did share good news to a new mom who was telling me as she held her infant, that she had much anxiety that she couldn’t calm..God gave me scripture where Jesus tells us not to worry, to rest in him..tears streamed down her cheeks .what a gift we are given to share, and I so much appreciate your honesty and words here.!

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