As believers, we are quick to identify ourselves as the sons and daughters of the Most High, the ransom of the Lord, His royal priesthood, etc. We bask in the identity that coming to the light of Christ has given us. We rarely remember that in the long list of identity and who we are in Christ, there is also a name we go by, Christ’s Witnesses. Acts 1:8
The Bible says we have been ‘called to show forth the praises of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light’ 1Peter 2:9b. Though these words come after all other names in that bible verse, this does not connote that it is a less significant name. After we identify as the Royal Priesthood and Holy Nation saved by Christ, it is expected of us to become Christ’s Witnesses by showing forth His praises and light to those who are still in darkness, those who are yet to hear or accept the good news that Jesus brings. Acts 13:47
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth”.
You might wonder how you can live true to this beautiful name that Christ calls you and the role that comes with it. Here are 4 ways you can truly be a witness of Christ and not relegate this name He has generously given you to the background:
- Have a burden for lost souls – This will require remembering what your life was before you met Christ and constantly praying that what matters to God, Souls, matters to you and burns in you. Romans 9:1-5
- Go for Mission trips – Just the way you plan for your vacation/staycation/leave, plan to go for Mission trips. There are short Mission trips you can be part of. The truth is Mission trips will better expose you to the need to live up to the name Christ’s Witness. Mark 16:15
- Pray for Missions – The harvest on Mission fields will be easier when prayers are done simultaneously. You would not always be on the Mission field all year long but your prayers can facilitate witnessing Christ to souls there. Ephesians 1:15-23
- Support Missions – Give to Mission causes, reach out to Missionaries, follow and share Mission contents, and don’t be shy to talk about Missions among your friends and family. Philippians 4:16-18
Telling others you love Christ is easy, being Christ’s witness requires more. Will you live out this name, Christ’s Witnesses, the Father calls you?