One of Dee’s and my favorite pastimes in the summer when our kids were younger was to take them swimming at our local pool. Over the years, I’ve learned that people come to the pool for various reasons such as to sunbathe, do laps or just have fun in the water. My kids did their share of splashing and playing around which inevitably irritated nearby sunbathers. Hopefully, that wasn’t you! 😊
As Christians, some of us need to be more like my kids and splash a bit more on those around you. In a society where relativism and pluralism are popular and accepted, we can’t afford to be closet Christians and remain silent for fear of what others might think of us. We will never lead others to Christ unless we make some waves and seek to become an overflow person to those we come across in our daily lives.
Jesus said that He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). Though some people may find that message offensive, God calls his followers to speak boldly about Him through the power of His Spirit. You don’t have to know fancy terms or be a theologian, you just need to have a story- your story- of once being lost and now you’re found.
When was the last time you shared your faith? Maybe it’s time to jump in and splash those around you!
With a new year upon us, many of you will be making new year’s resolutions. While making resolutions isn’t a biblical concept, it can help motivate you to be intentional to grow your faith in the new year. That’s why I’ve created a 30-day devotional that will help you start each day focused on Christ and take bold steps of faith in 2024.
If you’ve never given to Bold Steps before, my new Bold Steps with Jesus devotional can be yours with a gift of any size. After you make your donation, you’ll receive an email with the download link and then you can begin reading right away. It’s as simple as that! This special offer expires on January 31, 2024.
Let’s take Bold Steps of faith together when you click the Next Step Gift link below.
Mark Jobe serves as president of Moody Bible Institute and host of Moody Radio's Bold Steps. He is the author of Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call (Moody Publishers). He is also the founding pastor of New Life Community Church, a Chicago-based ministry with 27 locations throughout Chicago. Mark earned a diploma from Moody in 1984, a master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in transformational leadership from Bakke Graduate University. He and his wife, Dee, have three adult children.
Bold Steps with Dr. Mark Jobe takes you on the path to freedom and authenticity in Christ. With candid, topical teaching from God’s Word, Dr. Jobe offers simple gospel messages with the power to transform your life.