So every Friday Kate posts a prompt word for a group write. A whole community gathers to write for five unedited minutes on that word prompt and then they show their heart. After linking up, they each make a point of going to encouraging the person who linked up before. Cool eh? AND I've never met a person yet who was anything less than encouraging. :)
This week the word isHOPE.
It was a difficult thing to do since the person I unfriended (and then blocked) is a believer. We have a different approach to how we share our faith with others.
I was challenged that EVERYTHING I post MUST point to Christ and if I didn't do so, I was showing that I was truly pagan. I found that statement very difficult to consider. Am I pagan if I don't make every post a message about Christ? Or if I don't counter all the wrongs I read about in a facebook post?
My hubby pastor quickly reassured me otherwise.
A sermon he recently preached brought it home to me. You know why we talk about Christ? It's because of the HOPE that is within us as believers. We know the Lord and we know that we will go to live with him someday. That hope that is a fulfillment of Christ's work on our behalf. Cool eh?
We don't do it to prove we aren't pagan.. we do it because of the HOPE.
That hope allows me to share in the joy of my son's love of toads (which yah..I post about). That hope allows me to laugh at being Canadian and how silly we can be as people. That hope gives body to my homeschooling journey with my lad. That hope allows me to be gracious as I see the sin in my life and in the lives of those around me. Christ died for ALL of us. That is our hope, and that is what I build my life around, he died for all us... Me particularly.. but for you too. and then he came back to life to show that Death has no power over us.
THIS is my hope.
Tell me.. what is yours?