April newsletter

Hello Spring! My favourite season of the year—flowers begin to bloom, longer days & lovely sunsets, starts to feel warmer as we move closer to summer. April has been a busy month… I’ve met new people, learnt from failures and stepped out of my comfort zone. And in the midst of it all, I’ve been pondering on what it means to live by faith.

Living your faith is not something that is only confined to the four walls of the church, like volunteering or helping out at Sunday school. Instead, it’s an everyday, outward expression of our love for God and what He is doing in our life. It’s a choice that we must make, and it’s one that impacts everyone around us. Below I share three ways to intentionally live your faith in simple, everyday actions. You’re probably already doing some of these things in your own life, and you didn’t even realise that you were ministering to those around you!

Use your gifts. (refer to 1 Peter 4:10-11)

The Lord has blessed each of us with unique gifts that we can use to further His Kingdom. Sometimes, we don’t even realise we have those gifts, but they’ve been given to us for the purpose of living and sharing our faith. You can turn any gift into a ministry whenever you’re choosing to honour the Lord with it. Think about the gifts God gave you. What is an easy way for you to put just one of those gifts into practice to glorify God? 

Radiate positivity. (refer to Proverbs 17:22)

Living your faith can be as simple as just having a positive attitude. Every morning, before we even get out of bed, we have a choice to make as to whether or not we will be positive or look for all of the small things to worry about. People take notice of our attitude and actions, and it’s our task as Christ-followers to be an example for others in this way. There is always going to be something that goes wrong or doesn’t go as planned, but we have the freedom to choose how we react to it, and we can choose to react by glorifying God with our attitude, and in turn, living our faith.

Do your best. (refer to Colossians 3:23)

At the end of the day, no one is perfect. We are all just trying to do our best and make Jesus proud, and we will make mistakes. But consciously choosing to do your best in everything you do is an outward expression that you are following what God asks of us in the Scripture. By working for the Lord and doing things for His glory instead of your own, you are living your faith and showing a great example to others around you.

April prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray that You will bless this new season. Bless the ministries I seek to honour You in. Bless the wonderful people that You have put in my life. Bless your church Lord. I pray that You would open my eyes to new opportunities that You have for me. That you would give me words to say to make the most of those opportunities.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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