from PluggedIn.com –
“A new study from the Barna Group finds that teens are the most religiously active Americans, with nearly 60% engaged in a spiritual activity each week. The study also shows that 13- to 17-year-old Protestants show signs of increased religious engagement, including participation in prayer, Bible reading, church and youth group activity. That said, today’s Christian teens are also much less likely to have a spiritual conversation about their faith with a nonbeliever than teens were in 1997. Barna Group president David Kinnaman says, “Christian teenagers are taking cues from a culture that has made it unpopular to make bold assertions about faith or be too aggressively evangelistic.”
I’ve got a question now.
If we’re the salt of the earth…
If we’re the warriors for Christ…
If we’re supposed to shine God’s light…
…then why are we afraid of what others will think? We’re afraid to be ‘too aggressively evangelistic?’
That’s what we’re HERE for, people! To be God for everyone around us! I don’t want to get to Heaven and have God say “You can go in, and I love you – but there is so much more you could have done for Me.”
Don’t be afraid to mention God. When talking to people, if someone says that their grandmother was healed from a bad sickness, say “God is good, isn’t he?” WEAR Christian things. But if you proclaim Christ by what you wear, remember that you have to act upon it. It isn’t a very good effect if you wear a T-shirt that says “God is Good” and you’re stomping around, dissing your parents, yelling at your siblings, and raining on everyone’s parade.
Don’t be afraid to live for Christ! It’s our purpose – and He deserves our all!