So what do Bruno Mars and Jesus have in common?
Read on my friends, read on. I’ve been a little dull in sharing my faith lately. It’s something I know as a Christian I’m “supposed” to do. But in this world, it’s hard isn’t it? I mean, I have this huge love for Christ that shapes my life and I am passionate about it because I know Christ can change lives.
But, I don’t want to offend anyone. I don’t want to seam zealous. I don’t want to seem like I have it all together, because I don’t. I don’t want to make assumptions. I don’t want to be that weird, uncool person. I don’t want to cross any unsaid boundaries with patients.
But I have this hope. It shines bright in me, even when I don’t share. But how unfair that I should keep this brightness all to myself rather than to share with the world that so desperately needs the love of my sweet King Jesus.
The pastor this week spoke on these verses from Matthew 5:14-16 that reached out and touched me deeply, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
Did you read that? You can light up the whole world! For a while, I would light up every time Uptown Funk played by Bruno Mars. I thought it was the funniest song and I loved dancing to it. And you better believe all my friends knew. Why? Because I loved that song, and it was natural to share my love of Bruno Mars to my friends. Of course my love for Bruno Mars doesn’t compare to my love for Jesus, but it’s what came to mind.
So here’s what I don’t want. I don’t want you thinking you need to share you faith more. What you need, is to fall more deeply in love with Jesus through time in the word, fellowship, prayer, and however else you connect with God. Because when you love something that much, you will naturally talk about God. And this is a reminder I need myself, to not make a to-do list of how to improve my faith, but to run to Jesus and ask him to change my dull heart into one that shines continuously for Him!
Let’s shine bright,
Oh, and enjoy some Bruno Mars below…