July 23, 2017

Henry Samson

Unik Articles: Graceful George - Let It Shine Part 2


In case you missed the first series of LET IT SHINE just click HERE to get it.

It hurts me when I see people make mess of our brand, I mean Christianity. Just to clear you in case you don’t know, Christianity is God’s brand. It is easy to find believers accuse sinners and condemn them out rightly; it is easy to find them sounding so judgmental as though they got saved by their own efforts. Yet on the inside they are worse! Some believers condemn people for wearing a certain design of cloth, making a certain style of hair and all that! They reduce Christianity to mere fashion limitation! Who even told them that is what Christianity is all about? I remember a young man in Church some years ago giving a terrible look because I was walking with a lady who wore trouser and had make ups! I said to him “you will need to give me that look all your life because I actually can’t work with people whose Christianity is in shabby dressing!”

I later got to know why my neighbor would run away because I was able to create a different impression and got close to him. He said “most people who carry bible are known for being judgmental! They will condemn you for not going to Church on Sunday, for having a certain style of haircut… I thought you were like that and I just couldn’t stand your sight!” You see that? If people should run at the sight of us, how then do we save them? How do we come close to them and influence their lives?

Jesus said concerning us “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, 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.” Matthew 5:14-16

As believers in Christ, there is this light in us that the world is yearning for! People need to see the love of Jesus through us and we can be sure that when this love spreads from us to them, they can surely say that “God is love”, many of us have created an impression of a wicked God, a God who hates us because of our flaws but that is not who God is, that is a lie about the nature of God! God is ultimately love. Being the light of the world is not in dress or makeup… It is in what we do here.

In case you missed the first series of LET IT SHINE just click HERE to get it.

We need to be as passionate as Jesus in our dealings with people, when you come across people who are facing rejection, punishments and abuse for the crime they committed or didn’t commit, do you join the bandwagon to condemn them or do you stand by them and gradually walk them out of that mess? When you see someone living in a style you feel is very ungodly, do you walk up to them, condemn them and abuse them just like everyone else would do or do you show them the light through love?

Can Jesus really trust you with souls who are still growing or will you throw them away in lack of patience? Jesus was never hard on sinners; he dealt with sin himself on the cross! But, he wasn’t soft with religion because religion creates a wrong impression of who God is!

I think it’s time we stop playing religion and really start living out who we are! We are lights of the world; we can only win with love and not with condemning people. It doesn’t matter how bad people have been, we all have been bad and it only took an encounter for us to walk up to Jesus, in the same manner the world is waiting for you to lead them to Jesus. Letting our light shine isn’t by talking, anyone can talk… It is by living in love and passion for souls.

This is how we can let the light shine, by living the way Jesus lived. There was no record of sinners being uncomfortable with Jesus but every sinner who ever met Jesus saw love personified and they couldn’t resist the change that came. Even if there is need for correction, it must be done in love!

When people are down, be the reason why they can stand tall again! Let it shine!

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Henry Samson

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I am a student, entrepreneur, video editor and a blogger. My passion for spreading the gospel and love of Christ is the driving force behind the creation and management of this blog. Unik Empire - Gospel According to Arts and Talents. Contact us on WhatsApp 07087472047 or send us a mail at unikempireblog@gmail.com.

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