How Do I Talk About My Faith?

Now stand up! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and my witness. You are to tell the world about this experience and about other times I will appear to you.”
Acts 26:16 NLT


When you find a new dessert recipe that is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing, you don’t even think twice about sharing it on Facebook, right? Or if you find a home improvement hack that saved you tons of money and time, you would be telling anyone who would listen, right? 

I wish it was that easy to talk about my faith. You’ve heard the whole “rule” that you don’t talk about religion or politics in polite conversation, right? Why does it have to be so complicated?! 

What if it were simple? What if it were as simple as sharing a recipe or home improvement hack? 

In Acts 26 Paul is talking to King Agrippa. He tells King Agrippa all about how he was transformed from a Christian killer into a Christ follower. Paul explains that, after his sight was restored by God, God gave him a job. 

Now stand up! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and my witness. You are to tell the world about this experience and about other times I will appear to you.”

Acts 26:16 NLT

God didn’t over-complicate his plan for Paul. “Just tell the world what I did in your life.” I’m guessing he isn’t expecting anything more or less from us.  

Where has God appeared in your life? What have you seen God do in the past week?  Paul was to simply share the accounts of how and when he “bumped into” Jesus. How does Jesus bump into you?  

  • Has your faith helped you get through a physical or emotional battle?
  • Do your kids behave differently when they listen to Christian music?
  • Was some unexpected blessing dropped in your life recently?
  • Do you have more peace in your life when you read your Bible and pray?

We can’t change the fact that some people still won’t want to hear about our encounters with God. The Bible warns us that will always be the case. But if we’re asking God for opportunities to talk about him, He will give us opportunities! We can definitely pray that God would continue to give us the wisdom to know when to speak up and the courage to do it.  


Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for showing up in the big and little moments of our lives. Please give us opportunities to talk about what you’ve done for us. Let us speak with authenticity, joy and courage. Most importantly, help us to speak your truth in love. Amen. 

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I believe that you can bump into God outside of a Sunday morning church service. That is what Messy Worship is: a written meditation with an authentic, transparent take on the Bible's application to today's world. This is where I challenge myself to blurr the line between "life" and "worship" so much that the line disappears a little more each day. I hope, by sharing what I learn, the idea of a seamless life of worship becomes contagious.

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    I was taken with the picture of the two girls sitting on a bench, it reminded me of the time I witnessed to two girls in Chicago on the lake front, just like the picture, they were friendly and I started to tell them we have a God who created all this beauty, and as soon as I said that a bird flew by and dropped a load of poop on my head. They started to laugh immediately and I was so embarrassed, but after I cleaned myself, they seemed open to talk about this God of creation. God has unique ways of reaching people.

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      I love that story!!!! God has a great sense of humor.

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    Thanks for writing about this. I’ve been thinking about this exact topic lately!

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