Jump off the planet?

October 27, 2006

Being in the world but not of it, that’s something i was pondering yesterday. 

After 40mins of chatting to a Christian lady who is an actress/singer in West End Muscials in London i got thinking about being a light in the world.  It was amazing to hear how God had opened up the doors for her to be able to witness in an environment of musical theatres where people from Broadway and all over the world come to visit…

At the moment she’s playing the role of a Christian in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, and being open about her faith with fellow stars in her workplace has enabled others to ‘come out the woodwork’ and admit to having a faith themselves. She encourages the other believers in the cast not to be ashamed of the Gospel or fearful in this age where we are being encouraged to keep our faith at home & not take it to work. 

Wherever you are today, don’t be ashamed of your identity in Christ – if you don’t laugh at a crude joke made in the office, don’t be ashamed; if you stand up against some gossip, don’t be ashamed; if you don’t want to drink too much when out with friends, don’t be ashamed… be proud of who you are in Christ.  May God give you the courage to go against the flow and be a light wherever He has planted you.

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Romans 1:16)


12 Responses to “Jump off the planet?”

  1. Great post, Maria. Stand strong and proud but not in ourselves but in the One who is our King.
    I like the way you ponder.

  2. I don’t want the Lord to be ashamed of me so I am not ashamed of Him. Not after all He’s done for me.

  3. timglass said

    ” But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.” Matt. 10:33
    After all Jesus has done for us, why do we still deny Him?
    Thanks for the reminder today.

  4. Maria Toth said

    Yes, i thought of that verse too, but had already used it in a recent post.

    Every blessing this day. God’s strength to you all.

    In Jesus,
    Maria in the UK

  5. helenl said

    I am not ashamed of my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, as I write and work toward peace in a violent and sinful world.

  6. I am not ashamed to be a disciple of Jesus. Another great post.


  7. mmog37 said

    “So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.” John 8:36

    Free to live an unashamed umcompromised Christian lifestyle for the people around us to see…

  8. lifeform said

    Wonderful post. My goal for this year is to learn more about the scripture and to be less hesitant to share the gospel of Christ.

  9. storbakken said

    “that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,” Ephesians 6:19


  10. Amen to what you’ve said in here Maria. Amen.


  11. Mel said

    Thank you for the encouraging words, and thanks for stopping by. Come back again soon. 🙂

    Have a wonderful day!!

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