How refreshing is it to witness such a world-wide music icon to celebrate and share the Word of God?
The Canadian star who made a triumphant return to the stage, Justin Bieber, is encouraging his fans to read the Christian devotional Jesus Calling, which has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide; even during his 2015 performance in Oslo.
In a viral Instagram post, Justin Bieber shared a quote from Jesus Calling, written by missionary Sarah Young. This includes two Bible verses from Psalms and 1 Corinthians, in which Christians are advised to trust in the Lord. More than 1.1 million people have liked his post, as well as 23,000 people have shared comments regarding the daily devotional message which is:
Worship Me only. Whatever occupies your mind the most becomes your god. Worries, if indulged, develop into idols. Anxiety gains a life of its own, parasitically infesting your mind. Break free from this bondage by affirming your trust in me and refreshing yourself in my presence. What goes on in your mind is invisible, undetectable to other people. But I read your thoughts continually, searching for evidence of trust in Me, I rejoice when your mind turns towards Me. Guard your thoughts diligently; good thought-choices will keep you close to Me. Psalm 112:7; 1 Corinthians 13:11.
As Christians, it is vitally important to reflect on key messages in the Bible and share them with others. Several verses in the Bible explains how God expects us to share His Word, making it clear and important as an act for God entwined in our everyday life. So we ought to take notice!
Mark 16:15 says: “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”
Matthew 24:14 says: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Leading up to his release of his new album Purpose, he has made it clear that he has strong intentions of being more like Jesus Christ.
He said in an interview last year: ” “I just want to honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus. … I don’t want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind.” Therefore, Bieber is really trying to affect the world in an inspirational light, spreading and sharing the word of God for all his fans and followers.
Written by Gemma Smith