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I first posted about this in 2022 on my previous blog, Mighty Woman of Valour. The blog unfortunately no longer exists, so please ignore the branding in the video! The message is still valid for us today and I didn't want to waste time re-recording it. I hope you don’t mind. Thanks for your understanding and grace :-)
This message has again been on my heart so much lately, that I decided to share it again. It’s about the visibility of our faith.
As believers, we often talk about faith as our personal spiritual journey and that is exactly what it is.
However, faith is so much more than that. (Read Hebrews 11)
Our faith has to be visible if it’s ever going to impact the lives of others for the glory of God. It’s great that you’re experiencing breakthroughs in your life, maybe you've experienced healing, provision or protection, but how will others come to Christ if they never know about it? Read Matthew 5:15
Both these accounts show tremendous faith regardless of the obstacles these people faced. Like them, our faith should inspire us to step out in boldness. When our faith is visible through our actions, it has the power to inspire others and draw them closer to Christ.
I know that in today’s corporate world, we’re not often allowed to openly share the Gospel. How crazy is it that this is a problem in first-world countries when most of these countries were built on the very foundations of the Bible.
But like I always say: Christianity is not something I do, it’s WHO I AM. You can take the girl out of Word, but you can’t take Word out of the girl. (Does that work?? I’m not sure - but you know what I’m getting at! 🙂)
We need to be bold and find ways to share the love of Jesus with all those we meet, whether we’re allowed to or not.
Because the Holy Spirit lives in me, no matter who you are, I’m eventually going to share a scripture with you. If a colleague ever came to me with a problem, I always told them what the Bible said about it and then I would offer to pray for them. If they were open to it, I'd do it right there and then, but if not, I’d offer to pray for them at home. I would also always follow it up with a written prayer and send it to them. That way they had something tangible to reflect on and think about. You'd be surprised how many people are open to being prayed for.
We never know the impact our step of faith can have on someone in the future. We’re just called to be obedient in the moment.
Take a moment to reflect on your own life:
- Is your faith visible?
- Do your actions reflect the depth of your belief in Christ?
- What results have you seen when you have visibly expressed your faith?
- How has this impacted the way you respond to other situations in your life?
But let's get back to the podcast. Let's be inspired by the examples of the woman with the issue of blood and the paralytic's friends, and let our faith move us to take bold steps, to love deeply, and to serve wholeheartedly. When our faith is visible, it becomes a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of Christ in our lives.
Stay tuned for more updates and inspiring content, and until then, let's continue to let our faith shine brightly for all to see.
Ps..Here is the list of scriptures I used:
- Mark 5:25-34
- Mark 2:1-12
- Romans 10:17
- Proverbs 25:2 ('It's the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.' NKJV) This is the one I couldn't remember!! ) 🙂