I was the only one who expressed my faith by attending church.
Reference: “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Corinthians 9:25 NIV
Explore: My day-to-day life seems fairly normal and mundane. However my non-church friends have always found my choices quite unusual.
To begin with, I always went to church on Sundays. Even as a teenager at boarding school, I was the only one who expressed my faith by attending church.
Then at university it was noted I had a single bed, therefore, didn’t choose to share it with anyone until I got married. I also spent money on attending beach missions and camps where we’d take time out of our holidays to share the gospel with children and families.
Now I’m married I have found the way we spend our money and build our family is still different from our neighbours and peers.
We don’t do this to stand out or get special treatment, but we do it as an expression of our faith.
Application: When you read the gospel you can’t help to have your life changed. No longer do the normal actions of the majority seem right, but we set ourselves apart for God’s glory.
People don’t always understand, and we may even seem weird to some, but we live in such a way that honours God and helps others to see what God is like.
Many people in our world are not reading the Bible, so we have an opportunity to show them what it says by our actions.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for setting Yourself aside so we may have life. Help us to set our lives apart to teach others about You. Amen.
How would people see that you follow Jesus?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.