There are as many different ways to share the good news about Jesus as there are people on the planet. I will be sharing some ideas over the coming weeks if you're feeling a bit stuck.
Faith is like your phone
Your faith is like your phone - it needs recharging. You can do this by practicing the spiritual disciplines which are things that help build your faith and bring you closer to Jesus. These include:
Prayer - you can pray to God any time, any place, and in any number of ways.
Bible reading - read and study your Bible and unpack what God is telling believers through his Word.
Fasting - give up food, technology or something else to spend more time with God.
Praise - tell God how much you love him. You can sing it or say it.
Fellowship with other christians - go to church or youth group.
Confession - talk to someone you trust about the sins you're struggling with.
Giving - give God some of your money, time and energy.
Serving - help at church or in the community.
Gratitude - thank God for all the good things he has blessed you with.
Stillness - be still and list to what God is saying to you.
Pick one of these things and give it a go today.
James 1:12 says, God will bless you, if you don’t give up when your faith is being tested. He will reward you with a glorious life, just as he rewards everyone who loves him. Faith is believing that Jesus died and rose again so that you can enjoy eternal life in God's family. It is trusting that he is in control, even when everything is going wrong.
It's a bit like flying on a plane. When I get on a plane I trust that the pilot knows what he is doing and that the plane has been maintained properly. I trust that, even though the plane is heavy, it will get into the air, stay there, then land safely at the other end. Faith is also trusting that even when there is turbulence and your juice spills and the luggage compartments drop open, you will get safely to your destination.
Do you find it easy to have faith when everything is going great but struggle the minute things get a bit bumpy? Trust God that he knows what he is doing. So strap yourself in and enjoy the journey.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.