Keep the Faith?

5 May

I was thinking earlier today about this statement: KEEP THE FAITH.

I like that statement. It suggests being steadfast, optimistic and brave. The word KEEP by dictionary definition is this: “to continue having or holding; to not return, lose, sell or throw away or give away.”

We all have things we love to keep. I have mementos, trinkets, jewelry, pictures—all *keep-worthy* because they are important to me. We have memories that we keep and storage spaces filled with the importances of life. The people in our lives we love we sometimes call “keepers.”

But are we suppose to keep the faith or share our faith?

Years ago I recall a song by Christian pop artist Michael W. Smith. It was called GIVE IT AWAY. The lyrics spoke of love being something that isn’t real until we give it away. Well, what about our faith? In issues of faith, I agree with a portion of the above Merriam-Webster definition where faith is concerned. We can hold it, not sell it nor throw it away, but I think we are supposed to be sharing it and isn’t that kind of like giving it away?

The great commission Jesus offered the disciples was for them to go and make more disciples. To do this we are to share our faith. Maybe our faith becomes even more profound when we can share it and watch someone embrace it.

Love isn’t love until we give it away. Perhaps faith isn’t faith until we share that, too.

FAITH! Let’s keep it AND share it.

1 Peter 3:15

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

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