Speaking about faith shouldn’t be just hot air

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Jack Skett, inset in picture above, is an unashamed advocate of air fryers, and it reminded him of how natural it should be to witness for Jesus.

I am one of those people. You know the type. They never shut up about it. I am an air fryer person. “How did this happen?” I hear you ask. “You used to seem so normal.”

That’s an excellent question; I’m so glad you asked.

A couple of summers ago, we met up with my wife’s best friend and her family. The husband and I were having the classic bloke chat while the ladies caught up on all the goings-on in our respective families, and he began to tell me about how he was able to cook a whole chicken in his air fryer. Before long, he had whipped out his phone and was showing me pictures of his air fryer achievements.

I was immediately intrigued and began the process of convincing my wife that we needed to invest. When we finally got an air fryer, I instantly became that guy who won’t stop telling people about how brilliant it is.

“I see you’re about to put those chicken nuggets in the oven. Have you thought about getting an air fryer?” Insufferable, I know. My friends now tag me in memes about people who won’t stop talking about how brilliant air fryers are.

Maybe you’re not an air fryer person, but perhaps you have something in your life that you’re passionate about to the point where you take any opportunity to talk about it. Hopefully you manage to do it in a less obnoxious way!

Charles Spurgeon once said, “If Jesus is precious to you, you won’t be able to keep your good news to yourself. You will be whispering it into your child’s ear. You will be telling it to your husband. You will be earnestly imparting it to your friend. Without the charms of eloquence, you will be more than eloquent: your heart will speak, and your eyes will flash as you talk of his sweet love. Every Christian here is either a missionary or an imposter.”

The call to be a witness to Jesus – to make disciples of Jesus – is for every Christian. Our heart is to see every Christian released as a missionary, whether that is overseas or on their frontline where they already spend their time.

Whether you are a nurse, a teacher, a bus driver, a teacher, a medic, a supermarket checkout assistant, a childminder, a factory worker, a YouTuber, a full-time parent, a student, or anything else, you are a missionary where you are.

What would your daily life look like if you embraced the call to be a missionary where you are?

When Jesus appeared to his disciples after the resurrection he said to them, “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you” (John 20:21). Where has he sent you?

From Direction Magazine

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