Do you wear your faith on your sleeve or keep it under your hat? I have gotten better about being honest and open about my faith over the years, but it took some time and practice. When I first started taking my spirituality seriously about 10 years ago, I wouldn’t talk about my faith in a casual conversation. Whether it was at church, at school or in a friend group I always thought everyone knew so much more about the bible, how to live a faithful life and could model their faith so much better than me.
Like anything, faith is a process. We aren’t born trusting God, being an olympian, or having all the answers. It takes practice, perseverance, and lots of mistakes to become our best selves. But what I have learned is that putting God, prayer, faith (whatever you want to call it) first makes everything else in life a lot easier.
I don’t mean putting faith first just in certain situations, I mean in all situations! At home, work, college, a job interview, a conversation with a stranger, or an email are all opportunities to model your faith. I always say “you can’t be a part time Christian”. Being faithful only on Sunday when you go to church and not the rest of the week just doesn’t align with the Bible and what Jesus spoke. Being faithful only when it suits us is confusing to those around us and isn’t responsible parenting. Being faithful only when life is going our way isn’t faith at all, but more like a risky gamble. Many times when life gets hard we tend to be at our least faithful because we feel like God has forgotten about us. It is in these times we should really rely on God!
I challenge you this week to strap on your sandals and do as Jesus did and be faithful in all situations. Here are some ways you can be faithful always:
1. Talk to God everyday. He doesn’t care what the problem is he has seen and heard it all! Releasing your worries and fears to him will melt away any stress you may have about a situation
2. Be open about your faith. Take 1 opportunity this week to speak about your faith in a situation you would normally shy away from. Being honest about your faith will inspire someone else to do the same:)
3. PUSH–Pray Until Something Happens
And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you–Matthew 17:20
Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas
I didn’t change much in the recipe! I used both corn and flour tortillas and used regular salsa instead of salsa verde. I also added a little crushed red pepper, chili, and smoked paprika with the cumin.