10 ways to Make Jesus Famous
10 ways to Make Jesus Famous
Anyone who knows me will know that one of my favourite hash tags is #MJF standing for Make Jesus Famous. I 100% believe that this is my mission in life. “But isn’t Jesus already Famous?” You might ask and yes I would agree in some parts of the world but even so, doesn’t he deserve all the attention? There are some parts of the world who have never heard of Jesus. For example, I know in Eastern Europe if you mention the name Jesus they will immediately think you are talking about the footballer called Jesus and i’m sure in other parts of the world they would have no idea who you were talking about. Therefore I am going to be obedient in the mission to Make Jesus Famous and I know the Bible is clear that God cares more about our obedience than our sacrifice.
I also know I am not the only one called to do this. I think this is a calling to all Christians. I believe all Christians are called to make the name of Jesus known to their world (family, friends, work etc), their community, their town, their city, their country and to the ends of the earth.
But how do we make Jesus famous?
There are many practical ways of doing this and I believe they are very important but I think a good starting point is in our one to one alone time with God which I will begin with in my Top Ten ways to Make Jesus Famous…
1: Alone time with God
Spend alone time with God just listening to him. Remember we have two ears and one mouth so use them in that proportion. God wants to speak to you, he longs for it because he is love. When we are in love we just want to spend time and talk to that person we love. The scriptures talk about what God whispers to us we will shout from the rooftops. So what is God whispering to you to shout from the rooftops? Anyone can shout from rooftops but if it’s from God it will truly make a difference and that will make Jesus Famous.
2: The secret place
Do things in Secret. The secret place is where its at people. I think God wants us to get more excited in our private time with him than in public. The Bible says he will reward us in public for what we
do in secret. Whether that’s fasting and praying, being kind or being generous. It may go unseen by the world but not by God and I think the greatest reward is getting to play a small part in being used by him to build the Kingdom of God! When you do this people will see God’s hand over your life & that will make Jesus Famous.
3: Lift up the name of Jesus.
Lift up the name of Jesus in your own heart and you can’t help but lift him up in the world. The Bible says if we lift up the name Jesus it will draw people to him. Our job is to lift up Jesus, to be unashamed of him no matter what and he will do the rest. We don’t draw the crowd, he does and when he draws people to himself, they will see how irresistible he is and that will make Jesus Famous.
4: The goodness of God
Talk about the goodness of God. The Bible also says when we talk about the goodness of God that it will also draw people to him. So take time and meditate on how good God is to you then brag about him big time.
5: Be the same person
Be the same person on stage and off stage. Yeh sure your message will make Jesus famous on stage but off stage will do it more! I always make sure that at any show or anywhere I am asked to speak, that I stay behind to talk to people. Not one person is better than another. This will keep you grounded and it’s where the real ministry is. If we are not the same person up close as we are afar we will only hurt people and repel people from Jesus as it’s a bad presentation of Jesus. I remember hearing a quote like…’ people are not bored of the gospel but are bored of a poor presentation of the Gospel.’ I think humility is the best presentation of the gospel as the Bible says God gives grace to the humble and that grace will get us to places we don’t deserve or places we could not get to on our own. It gives us a platform to make Jesus Famous.
We are in a generation where they are fed up of lies. They want the truth and they can see right through things that are false. There was a study carried out with young people which involved presenting them with a bottle of Mountain Dew and asking them what they saw. The top answer was diabetes. You see, people can see right through you if your full of it. So be transparent even when it’s hard like my latest video coming out says (check out my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/spokenlight15 and make sure you subscribe to get to see it first) ‘if you let God he will turn each trial into triumph, each wound into someone else’s healing, each test into a testimony, each mess into a message.’ So maybe what you went through had a bigger purpose to make Jesus Famous. Keep it real, be the real deal.
7: Be faithful.
The Bible says that God looks down to the whole world for that faithful person to be used by him. So trust him and don’t give up on what he has called you to do. God didn’t call the qualified he qualified the called.
Don’t try and change people just serve them and Jesus will be made Famous. The Bible says it’s not by our strength or might but by his power and one of the most powerful ways I have seen this is by loving God and loving people. I have found the best way to love people is to serve them. The last will become the first. This also reminds me of one the most beautiful images ever: Jesus washing his disciples’ feet and telling them, if you want to be greatest in the kingdom you must become the least.
9: Be the promoter not the the boxer
A good promoter will point everyone to the boxer. Promoters are not usually well known but boxers are. I think sometimes we try and be the boxer, trying to fight our own battles and want Jesus to be our promoter when it should be the other way around. We should be like any good promoter or extra in a movie and go unnoticed as we point to the star, Jesus. I am just thankful I get to be in the movie at all.
10: Be willing
Last but not least, be willing, be available, be ready to do whatever God asks you to do because when you follow Jesus and become a true disciple your life will only point to him.
Thank you so much for reading this guys. Me and my beautiful wife had a vision a few years back that we where standing on a stage wearing t-shirts that had text printed on them saying “Make Jesus Famous.” So we will soon be launching an online clothing line called MJF Clothing. Part of the profit made will go to charities, missionaries & ministries as we have it in our heart to partner with people to Make Jesus Famous as well as tackling poverty as we believe it is the heart beat of God to help the least of these. Even though this will be cool, we see it more than a clothing line but a mission and movement for Jesus. When people wear the clothes they will Make Jesus Famous in their own world. We will keep you updated when the official launch is but we would love it if you could pray for us as we launch this it would mean so much to us. Love you guys, in the meantime MAKE JESUS FAMOUS!
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