As a Christian this desire burns in my heart. We have been given the perfect instruction (the Bible) on how to live life and many of us cease to take the opportunities this instruction provides us to live a full and abundant life. What if we stepped out in boldness to solve some of the most controversial issues in our society? What if we put down our hurt, frustration, and/or pain and used it to impact and change the lives around us? I want to show the world who God truly calls us to be and break the negative stereotypes that Christians have accumulated over the years.
My mission is to have a positive influence on the community, spread God's love with everyone, explore topics in society and how it relates to the Bible and us, and lastly how we can improve ourselves along the way. The challenge that I have for you is to find the areas of [UN]COMMON GROUND in society and be salt and light in those areas. Find something you are passionate about and start there. For example, I am passionate about helping the homeless. I spend time volunteering, raising money, giving supplies, and thinking of ways outside of the box to benefit the homeless community in my area.
This is just one example and one small area that needs work in our world. If you are passionate about sports find a way to impact the lives of children or adults and relate it to sports. If you are Pro-Life find a positive way to promote adoption. Volunteer at a pregnancy clinic or reach out to local abortion clinics and provide information and time to those seeking other options. If you know people addicted to drugs or alcohol, find ways to engage with those needing help, seeking help, etc. There are so many areas in society that we can find common ground in, whether we agree or disagree.
Being comfortable and putting ourselves in a protective bubble from the world is the last thing we need to do. I am only one person, so I am calling people young and old to join in making a difference in the communities we live in. We are a chosen generation. " Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.. (Matthew 28:19)."
Each week I will post on a topic and I hope to have great conversations with everyone! Send me ideas for topics or prayer requests. I just want to interact with all of you and share some of my thoughts, hopes, passions, dreams, goals, and knowledge with. I’m so excited!
Think outside the box. Be creative, be bold, be loving, be compassionate, and do great things!
Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."