Christianity is sacred. It is the foundation of our faith and the source of our hope. It is the glue that binds us together as believers, and it is the reason we are able to overcome the challenges of this life.
The knowledge of Jesus Christ’s ultimate sacrifice for us is the most precious gift we could ever receive. His grace and love changed the entire destiny of mankind, and they continue to transform our lives today.
But sacred doesn’t mean we must whisper about our faith or save moments of faith for special occasions. Our faith is meant to be lived out loud. It is meant to be shared with others, and it is meant to make a difference in the world.
When we live our faith out loud, we are proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to a world that is desperately in need of hope. We are showing others the love of God, and we are making the world a better place. As such, we should embrace the sacredness of our faith and share it with others.
But we must be cautious about sharing sacred things with those who would only attack us for what we say. In such cases, we are casting our pearls before swine, and there are others who could benefit from what we share instead.
When we share our faith with someone who is actively aggressive, it is often a waste of time and energy. We should focus on finding people who are receptive and open-minded. They don’t need to agree with our message right away. All they have to do is sincerely accept Jesus Christ in their heart, and He will take care of the rest.
When we share our faith with someone who is receptive, we are planting a seed. We may not see the fruit of our labor immediately, but God will use our words to water that seed and bring it to life. In His perfect timing, He will bring that person to Himself.
1. Commit Matthew 7:6 to memory.