It's sad that only during great tragedy do the world stand together, but every other day, people don't care. How people are acting during this tragedy in Paris and how they were during 9/11, that is how we should be each and every day, united and standing tall, not divided and falling. A tragedy should not be the only thing that brings us together, we should be together each and every day.
To become a Christian, we asked Jesus to come into our lives and by doing so, we've made a vow, a promise to live Christ-like, to live as Jesus would and to continue living doing God's work, we become His hands, His feet and His voice. So why am I seeing Christians these days going against their vow and indulging in sinful way and becoming silent? I've been seeing Christians these days, hiding their faith and keeping silent, because they're afraid to speak up, afraid of what the world might think of them. They are afraid of the persecution that would fall upon them if they spoke up. They have become what I call the 'Silent Christians' instead of the 'Fighter Christians' like I, myself am. They let fear and pride get in the way of their relationship with God and by doing so they are living in sin and they do not know it. I, myself am a Fighter Christian, a Christian who refuses to remain silent, who refuse to let fear and pride get in the way of my relationship with God. I am not afraid of what people think of me, what the world thinks of me. I am not ashamed of God. I will pray in public, despite being ridiculed. I am His hands and I am His feet and I'm not afraid to go where He sends me. The bible says we will be ridiculed for believing in His name, but hear me, the world may ridicule and try to drag us down but God will give us the strength to overcome. Don't be the 'Silent Christian,' be the loud, obnoxious fighter Christian. If the world ridicule you for it, then you know you're doing something right with God. Be His hands and feet, His voice; the world is dying to hear Him, but you are remaining silent, when you could be the one to save that one lost soul. Speak up, God's not done with you yet. He will use you if just let Him. Let the world see God's love through you. Stop hiding and stop being silent, the time is now to raise your voice and be heard. Rise up you Christians, as Casting Crowns would say, "Be courageous." Allow God to give you the strength you need to speak up, to rise up and be the Saints He wants you to be. Don't fear the world and don't give in to their harsh words. God's Word is love, His Word is true and it goes against the words of the world. Ask yourself this, "Are you going to be the 'Silent Christian' and remain quiet and hide in fear, or are you going to be the 'Fighter Christian' and rise up against the world and raise your voice in the name of God? He's not done with you, if you are willing, He is willing to guide you. #WeAreChristians
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A.M. Snow is a poet, photographer and in his own way, a philosopher and he is a strong devoted dedicated follower of Jesus Christ.
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