I was really impressed this week as I listened to Kate Forbes, an openly Christian MSP share how her faith informed everything she did, and how she sought always to put Christ first and be obedient to him. I would have little time for Christianity if I thought that it was only concerned with church going or looking after a religious minority. But it isn’t. Christianity is concerned with the whole of life, from falling in love to the way you bring up your children, from the way you spend your money to the way you use your time and gifts, to the way you treat your neighbour or colleagues, from the wonder of birth to the mystery of death and everything that happens in between.
As a young Christian I often heard the cliché, ‘He is Lord of all, or not Lord at all.’ It is true. That is why I have been so blessed this week to hear that there are two people who have decided to be obedient to God and get baptised, of other folks who have felt convicted to start tithing, giving 10% of all they earn to the church, of the University lecturer who was able to share at a staff meeting how as a Christian he thought it important that we should value people.
When we are obedient to God and step out in faith it always makes a difference and gives an opportunity for God to bless not just us, but also those around us.