I’ve recently become a totally faithful Christian. I want to tell my friends and family about how great God is. I even want to tell random persons too.
Clare explains with so much vigour.
Hello there, as always, it’s good to have you here again. Today, I’ll be discussing very briefly, believers as a connection, passage and intermediate route. And this I have titled, Be The Bridge.
Dear Purple Reader, being a bridge means you spend your life staying in the gap, dedicated to being the support structure so that others can cross over to the hope that lies on the other side of the road.
Christ is the ultimate example of what being a bridge is. All through His life and ministry, He built bridges where there were walls. He stood in the gap between Jew and gentile, rich and poor, harlot and Pharisees, etc, and now, He is stand as an intermediary between man and God:
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one gets to the Father, apart from Me. [John 14:6 MSG]
His death on the cross created the utmost bridge that allows man to access God in a way that wasn’t possible before. He was made sin so we can become the righteousness of God, He stood in the gap for you and I.
Dear Purple Reader, the world cannot find hope apart from Jesus, we therefore need to make people know this.
We, as Christians are reflectors, intended to reflect the light we have on our inside. We need to let the light of Christ shine out of our life:
You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept.
We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?
I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine!
Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. [Matthew 5:14-16 MSG]
However, it is pertinent to know that we can’t convince people to enter into a relationship with God, that’s for the Spirit to do. Our duty is to keep making people enlightened, coupled with prayers for them.
Every believer is commissioned to bring people to Jesus. The preaching of the Word enlightens the unsaved, through the preaching of God’s Word the sinner sees himself lost.
Just before Jesus ascended to heaven, He commanded His disciples to make disciples of all the nations:
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge:
God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age. [Matthew 28:19-20 MSG].
Today, Christians are still called to share the hope within us with others:
Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master.
Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.
Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick. They’ll end up realizing that they’re the ones who need a bath [1 Peter 3:15-16 MSG]
The faith we have in Christ is not a secret; it’s something we should celebrate! We ought to tell all who will listen about Christ’s work in our life. Most times, other people will come to faith in Jesus through our way of life.
It’s therefore time for us to stand together in the gap, as Christ did, to provide a way for others to cross over into Life. It’s time to be a bridge!
Please remember to drop a comment and share how this truth shapes you.
Until next time, have a great day!
This post was written by: Gbemisola Isaacs (@GbemisolaIsaacs), founder of Dear Purple Woman.