A friend of mine posted on Facebook recently that they were eating Chinese and watching The 100. This new TV show is set 97 years after a nuclear war on the Earth. A decision is taken in an overcrowded space station to send the 100 prisoners on board back to the Earth to see if it is safe to live on again.
I wonder how other people felt about the Facebook post? Eighteen hours later and three of us liked it and one person commented that it is a good series. The person posting has just over 400 FB friends which implies that most aren’t interested in The 100 or perhaps they are offended by the mention of Chinese food?
I’ve just confessed that I’m a sci-fi geek and I know lots of my friends find that sad but I also know that they are still my friends. Friendships continue despite preferences and beliefs? I can be honest about what I enjoy and even if a friend doesn’t agree with me we can still friends. This makes me wonder why some Christians are afraid to be honest about their faith?
Following Jesus is life changing. I believe that Jesus is God who became human to show us who God is and to open up the way for us to know God and to be with him forever. If God really did become human to reach out to us and if he sacrificed so much to come down to our level to win our freedom then surely he is worth following. I am passionate about following Jesus which is why I want to be honest about what he means to me. Some of my friends don’t share my faith but we are still friends.
So, how will you be honest about your faith today? What is God doing in your life and how will you let people know? Have you had an answer to prayer? If so how can you tell people in a natural and non religious way?
Did you watch the 100? Did you see Transformers yet? Did you try the new restaurant in town? Did I tell you what happened to me recently (an opportunity to be honest about how our faith is real in our lives).
We naturally tell people about the things that are the most important to us. The desire to be honest about our faith shows that our faith is healthy, alive and kicking. I don’t want to tell people about Jesus because I ought to. I want to tell people about Jesus because following him works, I believe that he is the way, the truth and the life.
Is your faith worth talking about? If so, let’s start being honest about it.