Let Me Tell You About My Friend Jesus

I love it when God gives me the opportunity to tell people about my friend Jesus.

let me tell you about my friend Jesus.

God has been sending a lot of atheists into my life lately. There was a week or two in there where I felt like they were literally crawling out of the woodwork.

It's been really interesting to have discussions with people who lack faith, or question things in such obsessive detail. It makes me wonder how they even get through the day? When you get caught up on such big-picture ideas, how do you manage to get through a normal day with all its twists and turns? And more importantly, how do you handle all the disappoints of each day when your heart isn't filled with hope?

Unbelievers are everywhere. They come in all shapes and sizes. Big ones and tall ones. Short ones and young ones. Spouses, siblings, neighbors, coworkers, family members, friends, random people we meet throughout our week.

My desire this year is that God will send me out into the world and use me. To encourage someone whose heart is hurting. To make someone smile when they are having a dark day.

Let God send you out into the world to offer comfort and encouragement to the hurting and needy.

The world is a dark and sad place. Even for believers.

But we can be the light that shines within it.

“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." Matthew 5: 14-15

I want to love on people this year. I want to share the light that is within me. I want to show people that there is hope. That we have a reason for getting through our dark days. I want to pray for them, encourage them, love on them. And more importantly, I want them to ask me why I seem to have hope, a light from within, even on my darkest of day.

Because I will answer: "Let me tell you about my friend Jesus."

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10 comments:

  1. I've just popped over from FMF. Beautiful, thought-provoking post, thank you for sharing! :)

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  2. Thank you for taking time to leave an encouraging note Claire! Blessings to you!

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  3. Nicki - We are neighbors this morning at FMF :) Amazing that you would be given opportunity to share about God's love with several atheists. May He continue to use you to send out His light. Somehow I do think your desire is one He will delight to fulfill!

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  4. It's been interesting and challenging Joanne, for sure. Even when I don't have the answers to calm their concerns or frustrations, I recognize that all I can do is pray. It's all in God's hands anyway, but it has been challenging me and I like that!

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  5. I am enjoying your blog Nicki. God has given you a talent and a loving heart that enables you to help millions of people through writing. He will fill your mind with all the right words to convey his grace and love for all people and you are the tool to make it happen. Let it flow Nicki!

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  6. Wow!!!!! Thank you for the beautiful words of encouragement today Sandy. You have truly blessed me today. xoxo

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  7. May God bless you and give you the opportunity to lift and bring good news to those who are waiting for you... God knows you and the intents of your heft my friend!!!

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  8. Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement Sandra! Blessings to you xoxo

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  9. Beautiful! I've had the same thought...."How do people get through life without Jesus?!" I want to be the light with you!

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  10. There is plenty of room for lots of light Laura! We need to be the light to those who already believe too! Sometimes I think that is even more challenging when you already feel like someone should "get it." Oh help us sweet Jesus stay in the light and spread it to others this year!

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