One of the excitements of Halloween night in the neighborhood and fall festivals at church is choosing Halloween costumes. Dressing up as someone different for one evening is fun.
Children may choose to be a ballerina, an astronaut, or their favorite animal. Parents may dress up the entire family in matching costumes that tell a story or mimic a tv show or popular cartoon. Within the next couple of weeks, you will likely see photos popping up on your Instagram and Facebook pages showing who people decided they wanted to be for the night.
And while you may still be planning your festive costume for this year, have you planned how you are going to represent your faith every day of the year?
While Halloween costumes are fun for one night, how you show up to your friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances daily truly matters the most.
Representing God Through Bold Faith
How we represent ourselves and our faith to those around us matters. 2 Corinthians 5:20 reminds us that we are “ambassadors for Christ.” This means every Christian is an official, accredited representative of Jesus Christ. It is therefore our responsibility to rightfully represent Him in all we say and do, by how we live our life and share our faith.
Deciding who you want to be on Halloween may be fun, but choosing to boldly represent whose you are every single day is vital.
Do you represent God with a bold faith? Here are some ways you can start today:
1. Don’t hide your belief in God
If your family doesn’t believe in God or your co-workers leave you out of conversations because they know you are a Christian and they aren’t, it can be hard to boldly share your faith. However, even in these environments, the Bible tells us not to be ashamed of the gospel in which we believe.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord…”
(2 Timothy 1:7-8a, NIV)
So, don’t be afraid to proudly answer “Yes!” when someone asks you if you are a Christian. Just be sure to shower them with kindness, grace, and love as we are called to do as ambassadors for Jesus.
2. Ask people if you can pray for them
As a Christian, you believe in the power of prayer to truly make a difference in people’s lives. One way to boldly share your faith is to pray for people and to pray with people. If a friend or family member is going through a hard time, offer to spend time in prayer together.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
(James 5:16, NIV)
Oftentimes even people who don’t believe in God or have a strong relationship with Him will still accept an invitation to pray together. Powerful things can happen in these moments.
3. Wear your faith on your sleeve… literally
Wearing Christian t-shirts and other apparel is a bold way to proclaim your faith. While it may feel like a passive way to evangelize, it can actually bring about change in many people’s hearts. Every person you cross paths with when you are wearing your faith t-shirt will have an opportunity to read about the hope and love that comes from God.
Consider putting as much time and consideration into choosing who you will represent every day as you do choosing who you will represent with your Halloween costume.
You can start today by shopping All Things By Faith’s large collection of Christian clothing for the whole family. (Yes, you can even find matching designs as you do for the fall festival.)
Be an Ambassador for Christ This Halloween
You can dress up the whole family in Halloween costumes that share the gospel with All Things By Faith’s John 3:16 collection. With styles for men, women, and children represent Jesus this year!
Represent Jesus Every Day with All Things By Faith
You have the unique opportunity to represent Jesus in everything you do. From the way you speak to your co-workers to the love you show your family to the clothing you choose to wear every day, you can share the gospel with others.
As an “ambassador for Christ,” how will you choose to represent Him today?
Start by getting faith t-shirts and sweatshirts for the whole family. Halloween costumes are fun, but only for a night. No matter the season, regardless of the holiday, All Things By Faith has everything you need to boldly spread your faith and represent Jesus every day.
Shop all of our designs today and find matching Christian apparel for your entire family!