October 1st is Bring Your Bible to School Day. So, I thought I could give you some encouragement.
I want to start off saying that as Christians, we are Christ’s ambassadors. (2 Cor. 5:20) We represent Him wherever we go. Bring Your Bible to School Day is a great opportunity to show that we are indeed Christ’s ambassadors.
I’ve been doing a study on identity lately, and, strangely enough, I wrote something recently that kind of goes with this topic. On September 5th of this year, I wrote in my journal: “You speak for Christ in this fallen world. He is your identity and has given you new life. Jesus took your place on the cross so that you can live a life with Him. Live your life with Him and for Him. You won’t regret it. Find purpose in Jesus’ name. You represent Jesus to the people around you. Ask Him to give you the courage and strength to stand bold in His name.”
“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” – Ephesians 6:19-20 NIV
Paul was in prison; but that didn’t stop him from speaking out for Christ. And since we are free, let’s boldly stand out for Jesus Christ. Let’s not be afraid of what people are going to say or what they might do. Always trust God. Proverbs 29:25 NLT says, “Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.”
And another thought on this is that my friend, Maggie, absolutely loves The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. So much so that she talks about it to everyone and encourages them to read it. She does that because she finds joy in reading The False Prince and she wants others to share in that joy as well. So, it’s like that with Jesus. We love Him so much and find joy in Him that we want to tell others about Him so they can share in that same joy as well.
What do you think? Any thoughts on this topic? Would you like for me to share what I’ve been learning about on identity? Feel free to tell me your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.