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    Girl Talk: Challenge From a PI Girl—How Will You Be a Christian in Daily Life?

    Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.

    Recently, a PI Girl talked about what it’s like to live out the Christian faith day in and day out. Here is what she posted:

    “For me, it means being kind and patient when most people would lose their temper. I also make goody bags for homeless people, and volunteer, when I can, at church events. I am making this forum to challenge people to consider what being a Christian looks like in everyday life. Going to church is one thing, but if you go home and act just like everyone else in the world, how does that make you different from the world? If you have nothing to list, then I challenge you to read some of the previously listed examples, and try to follow them. So now it is your turn. What does being a Christian look like in your everyday life? Roll with it, girls!” —Anonymous PI Girl

    Click here to join the conversation on the Girl Talk Forum.

    I love the initiation from this PI Girl to post a challenge to not be of this world and to be set apart for God’s glory.

    So, as those who have been chosen by God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… (Colossians 3:12)

    It is important to not conform to the patterns of the world (Romans 12:2) and to be set apart. I agree with this PI Girl that it is vital as ambassadors for Christ to live out our faith Monday through Saturday, not just on Sunday. A lot of times people can just go to church just as they would the movie theater (for entertainment), or to clock in and out to feel like they did something spiritual or “good” for the week. “Going to church” is a normal term we use, and yes, we gather typically at a building that people refer to as a church, but the truth is the church of Jesus Christ is the people…WE are the church (1 Corinthians 12:27).

    We need to be the hands and feet of Jesus every day, not just when we feel like it or when we put on our church clothes, amen? Let this be a challenge from not only this PI Girl, but also Project Inspired, to be the light wherever you go! The Holy Spirit lives within YOU! You have more authority, anointing and power than you even realize as God’s child. You matter. Your influence matters. YOU may be the only Bible someone in your life ever knows. Isn’t that powerful?

    Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16)

    Even what you post on social media says a lot about you. Do you post provocative pictures or coarse jokes online? Think before you act, and remember if you call yourself a Christian, Christ follower or Bible believer, people WILL be watching. No one will necessarily tell you they are observing you, but let me tell you, they are. Be the good, be the love, be the inspiration, the hope, the light that people need in this dark world. Be different, be set apart, be Holy and be pure, not for religious reasons, or to be better than someone, but because you WANT to be a witness to those around you for our Lord. Your life, lifestyle and impact MATTER. An even more important point in all this isn’t that people are watching, but that our Father in heaven is watching us, and the Bible tells us there is a great cloud of witnesses cheering us on in the race of faith.

    You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)

    Don’t copy the world because you want to be liked, have more likes on Facebook or because you want to be seen by man. You are already seen by the MAKER of the universe, the Lord Almighty God…isn’t He enough? Jesus died and bled for you and me, and so now we can LIVE for Him, amen? Think about the sacrifice our Savior made on the cross over 2,000 years ago. Think about the cost of carrying the cross. Is your faith worth it to you to sacrifice the pleasures of the world or the lust of the flesh to be adored by mankind? Jesus ALREADY accepts you and approves of you, regardless of your past or your social status, beauty, grades or your good works. Really! God loves you because you are HIS child, and He wants the best for you and for you to follow in His son’s footsteps, because when you walk with God, it may be well with you!

    I pray, PI Girls, that this message inspires you and encourages you to be the salt and light of the earth (Matthew 5:13) and to preserve your faith by being holy and representing what you preach. Of course, we all make mistakes and there is grace for that, because God knows your motives and intents of the heart. But the important thing is what do you pursue and what are you running toward—this earthly kingdom or God’s Kingdom?

    PI Girls, how do YOU live out your faith? Why do you think we need to be set apart and pure vessels for the Lord? Comment below!

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    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

    3 COMMENTS

    1. I love this article, but I was also wondering about something else similar. I’ve heard people talking about glorifying God in your everyday life with everything you do. How do you glorify God by eating a sandwich or walking to the bus or doing homework? Those are just random things that take up most of my everyday life…

      • For me, glorifying God is acknowledging his presence. It’s being thankful for everything that he has done for you. Just take a breathe, take another one; God has given you his breathe and his life and that in itself is a reason to praise him. While you’re walking to the bus look around you at Gods’ creation. While you’re making that sandwich thank God for blessing you with all that you have. When you’re with your friends and family thank him for the people he has placed around you. We can talk to God throughout the course of the day. He longs to hear what’s on your heart, what made your day and what left you feeling discouraged. When we fill our hearts and our minds with God we cannot help but glorify him.

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