Matthew 5:16 NKJV
[16] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Good Morning!

We’ve all seen how an infectious disease can surround the planet within just a few short months. What if we, as Christians, could have infectious faith that could reach the world in this same manner?

About 2000 years ago, Jesus walked this earth and taught His disciples to go into all of the world and preach the gospel to all of creation. The infectious faith of the disciples was enough to sustain centuries of spreading the Good News of the Gospel.

Mark 16:15 NIV
[15] He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

As Christians, we can let our faith be just as infectious, spreading the Gospel to all of the earth. The people in our sphere of influence will know of our faith by our words and deeds.

Colossians 3:17 NKJV
[17] And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

5 tips to having infectious faith:

1. Prayer

Pray that God will open up moments in your life with those around you to share the love of Christ. The Holy Spirit will prompt you and give you these opportunities. Be ready to share your faith by praying for them and ask God to give you the wisdom of the words to say. When these Holy Spirit connections happen, do so in a calm way and never as a “Bible basher.” Jesus never forced Himself on others, but just told them the good news. We should follow this pattern when speaking to others about God.

1 John 5:14-15 NKJV
[14] Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. [15] And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

Proverbs 17:27 NKJV
[27] He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

Proverbs 2:6 NKJV
[6] For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

2. Boldness

In your prayer time, ask God to give you boldness to not be shy or ashamed to share your faith. We sometimes miss opportunities that God gives us because we may feel awkward. Let the love for other people overcome that fear. Sharing your faith is the greatest gift you could ever give them. When we stretch beyond our comfort zone, the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say or sometimes simply listening to someone else’s problems is enough to open conversation. We do not have the solutions to everything, but God does, and we can simply offer to pray with them and encourage them with love. You will be surprised how God will work miracles through your simple act of boldness in sharing of your faith.

Romans 1:16 NKJV
[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

Acts 4:29 NKJV
[29] Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,

Ephesians 6:19-20 NKJV
[19] and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, [20] for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

3. Good Deeds

It is not enough to to talk the talk, we need to walk the walk. This means that we need to show our faith by doing good deeds. Showing others that you truly care about them is, a lot of times, the first step in opening opportunities to speak about your faith.

There are plenty of occasions to serve other people. We all (me included) get busy in our jobs and life and do not take the time to give of ourselves. God wants us to serve other people, showing His love towards others. Jesus gave us the ultimate example when He washed the feet of the disciples. This leads to our next point – humility.

John 13:14-15 NLT
[14] And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. [15] I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.

Titus 2:14 NLT
[14] He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

James 2:17 NLT
[17] So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

1 Timothy 6:18 NKJV
[18] Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share,

4. Serving Others With Humility

When we let our pride get in the way, we tend to mess things up. Humility, on the other hand, gets noticed by God and He will lift us up in honor. God will use a humble heart to further His kingdom. It is a humble heart that honors Him and follows in the footsteps of Jesus. Let us be careful to not let our pride get in the way of God’s business — saving souls.

None of us are perfect, so we must be patient, humble and gentle in our acts towards one another. Kindness with humility is the recipe that God uses to open doors to sharing our faith.

James 4:10 NLT
[10] Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

Ephesians 4:2 NLT
[2] Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.

Psalm 25:9 NLT
[9] He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.

5. Grace

All of us are sinners saved by God’s grace. God’s grace is sufficient. He paid the price for all of our sins with His great sacrifice on the cross. Let us be careful not to be judgmental towards others but to extend God’s grace to them as God has done for us.

Grace is the cornerstone of the gospel. When we receive grace, we are in the position to give grace. Allow yourself to show grace to others for their past as God has done for us.

Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT
[8] God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. [9] Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. [10] For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
[9] And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Let’s all live a life of “infectious faith.” When people see the difference in our lives, they will wonder or ask. God will open opportunities for you to further His kingdom. We just have to have a willing heart. We don’t need to know or understand the entire Bible. We just need to be available as a vessel for God to work through. His Holy Spirit will do the rest!

I love you and am praying for you today!

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