As a devout believer in God and all things good and just in the world, your number one goal is to be a beacon of faith and love through the Holy Spirit. But how can you spread the kindness, faith, and love throughout your community? Read on to learn how God’s light can shine through you to impact your neighbors and community members.
Be a Pillar for Those in Your Community that Seek Guidance
Everyone has a moment of disbelief or loss of faith at some point in their lives. Make it your mission to be there for those people. Open yourself to conversations, becoming an emotional pillar for those the seek guidance and goodness in your community.
Hold Bible Studies in Your Home
Most bible studies are held in churches, but there’s no reason you can’t gather your friends, neighbors, and loved ones for bible studies in your own home. Be a kind and caring host by serving up snacks, beverages, and a stack of bibles for each of the attendees. Make sure you open the floor for a discussion after each passage, and be open-minded to the ideas, beliefs, and personal translations of others.
Host Celebrations of God’s Love at Your Local Church
You don’t have to have a specific, special holiday to celebrate God’s love, because God’s love is reason to celebrate all of the time. If you feel the need to shine the light of faith and kindness through celebration, ask your local church to host a small get-together, complete with snacks, games, and kids’ crafts, to collectively celebrate the love and light of God in your community.
Practice Patience and Compassion by Volunteering Your Time
God’s love is all about making a positive impact and difference in the lives of those that are lost or less fortunate. There’s no better way to spread faith and hope than volunteering your time. So, head over to the soup kitchen to dole out wholesome meals. Take a few online substance abuse courses and volunteer as a sponsor or counselor for recovering addicts at a local shelter. Or, take a moment to donate the items from your home and closets that you know others could benefit from. These simple acts of kindness are what God’s love is all about.
Regardless of where you live, you can always find like-minded believers to help you spread the faith, hope, and love that accompanies a firm belief in God Almighty. When in doubt yourself, turn to your friends, loved ones, and community believers for support and compassion.