Living out our faith as followers of Christ is straight-up easy to talk about, but when it comes to the actual doing, it can be a total challonge. We’re called to be a city on a hill, the salt and light of the earth. Silence is not an option. So, if you’re looking for ways to turn faith into action and show the world why Jesus is worth it, here are some no-sweat ways to get started!
1. Name-drop Jesus into everyday conversations
Whether it’s lunch with a colleague, after-school boba with friends or a reunion dinner, there’s always something to thank God for, a testimony to share or a miracle (finding parking at the mall, anyone?) that left you floored. Don’t be afraid to name-drop Jesus in your conversations; more people have questions about Him than you think.
2. Show some love for our planet
Caring for the environment is not just cool, it’s Christian. The growing climate crisis requires all of us to play our part if we want a clean, healthy world for future generations. In the age of a pandemic, waste has become a serious issue. Challenge yourself to live responsibly (dispose of your masks properly), recycle more and save water.
3. Share an encouraging verse on social media
If you’re on social media, you have the power to contribute to the global conversation. We need more uplifting, encouraging and Christ-centred content reminding others they are valued and loved, especially now in a world that’s demanding and often unkind.
4. Speak up or volunteer for a cause that matters to you
Volume matters. Get loud with your voice or your life in advocating for social change, whether it’s by raising awareness or getting on the ground. There are many great causes around you to support, check out our cool map to find one near you!
5. Practise little acts of kindness
Get into the habit of being kind, whether it’s opening the café door for a stranger or leaving a little tip for the attendant at the petrol station. Little acts of kindness go a long way, reminding people that they are loved and valued.
The Bible is clear. As followers of Christ, we are called to ‘let our light shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16); in other words, living out our faith simply means to shine.