To be completely honest, I've never seen an Avengers or Marvel movie in my entire life.
*clicks off of blog post*
Bear with me. :) I do, however, know that the new movie "Infinity War" came out and apparently I have a thing for writing spin offs of popular movies and T.V series? So, idk...
The serious truth is, if you know Jesus and claim to be a follower of His, and no, I'm not talking about having Jeremiah 29:11 in your Instagram bio. I am, however, talking about having a true relationship with your eternal Heavenly Father. If you truly know Him, live in Him, through Him, and for Him, we are at war. We're at war daily, we've already won the battle for our own personal eternity, but when we meet Jesus and start living for Him, we automatically should have the burden of the people around us and their eternity.
Some may say thats not true, that we are responsible for others eternity, but I know this, we ARE responsible for sharing with them the live saving truth that we've come to know in Jesus and having Him as our Savior.
Let me ask you this, if you were on a sinking ship with all of your closest friends and family, or everyone you've ever known, would you not do everything in your power for their safety as well as yours as the ship was sinking?
I think of the Christian faith as a lifeboat analogy a lot times. Frankly, we're on a rescue mission.
And no, not everyone that we share with will be open and accept Jesus, but we are responsible for at least planting a seed because, as cliche as it sounds, we aren't guaranteed one more breath on this earth. I don't know about you, but the ones I know and love, I'd much rather spend eternity with them in Heaven than living with the regret of never sharing with them the truth and them suffering for eternity.
Would you not agree?
When Pastor Billy Graham passed away, many said that as He entered Heaven, he was greeted with a long line of people who knew Jesus and WERE THERE, IN HEAVEN, BECAUSE OF HIM.
We may not have whole world and nations upon nations as our audiences, but friends, we do have our schools, homes, workplaces, SOCIAL MEDIA, to use as huge platforms to win people for the Kingdom.
Let these things, right in your neighborhood even, be your mission field.
Because we are at war for eternities on this Earth.
And friends, I know sharing your faith and immediately sharing the Gospel can be super intimidating and may even seem unrealistic. But I'm a firm believer that the most power lies in simply sharing our personal story. Just share how Jesus has changed your life -- How its changed before and after knowing Him. I know its hard, and I'm in this with you.
Lastly, if you're reading this and you've never had the chance or felt led to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, I would love to chat with you or encourage you to find someone to talk with who has. It'll be the greatest decision of your entire life.
Our eternity war is real, and the biggest weapon we have is God's word itself, our story, and being completely transparent with others.