you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. ~ Acts 1:8
Faith is designed to be shared, not kept. When you are ready to live it, do it like Jesus describes.
Jesus gave us a 4 step growth model to help us break away from our comfort zone and spread His message of hope, love, grace, and freedom. This model can change your corner of the world.
Think of Jerusalem as the place where you are accepted and find the most comfort. Judea is the outer reaches of your acquaintences, and somewhat familiar areas. Samaria is where your enemies live and the places you wish didn't exist, and the rest of the world are the unexplored places, strangers, and unfamiliar parts of your world.
How to change your world?
Start at home and work your way out:
- Take care of business at home. With those closest to you.
- Live your faith among your community, your workplace, your familiar and well traveled locations
- Forgive your enemies and adversaries. Share God's love with those you find hard to love.
- Go to unknown places, unfamiliar neighborhoods, locations with little knowledge of God. Find the edges of your world who have never heard Christ's good news.