Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis

Most of us have responsibilities in life outside of church. We have families and we have careers. We are enmeshed in activities and with groups that have nothing to do with church on a daily basis, but we still remain Christians in all aspects of life. We must realize that we need to advocate for our faith, reminding ourselves and others to put God first.  We need to make sure Jesus is in our hearts—at work and at church—wherever life may take us.

Being advocates or stewards of our faith is a noble thing. It is not easy to insert into daily conversations that we are Christians and that everyone should heed God’s Plan in this time of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. Even beyond inserting our faith and our commitment to Jesus Christ into our daily conversations, we have to walk with the Lord and go about our business in the way that He would want us to. We have to remember to pray, and we have to constantly remind others that there is no room for harsh words or gossip during this season of love and giving, or at any other time of year for that matter. There is no room for exclusion and snobbery; there is only room for thanks, support, and blessings to others.

I know this is hard when we’re at work with people who aren’t always Christian in their behavior. I know it’s also hard when the bills or the emotions of the season get us down. But as Christians, we have to set aside that strength and do what we need to in order to make our faith clear and our stewardship of God’s Word a daily devotion. Only when we take our strong faith outside the church do we reach those who God may not have touched this season. Only when we are brave enough and secure enough in our own faith can we reach those who were previously unreachable. Let us all strive to become stewards far beyond the walls of our respective churches.