Written by Crileidy Liriano, Senior Editor
Are you having an enjoyable and safe summer? Our prayer for you during this time off is that you will dig deeper in the Word of God and find ways to keep the fire for Christ burning. The world needs young Christians like you to stand up and live out loud for God. There are many people, including some of your friends, who don’t know the truth about God and how great it is to have a relationship with Him.
Yes, it can be difficult to start a conversation about God – perhaps even a little scary. But it is great to remember that when you ask God for a spirit of boldness and strength, He will come through and deliver on His promise to never leave you nor forsake you – especially in a scary moment.
One of my favourite Bible verses, also the second verse I ever memorized, is 1 Timothy 4:12. It says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
I encourage you to take that verse and let Christ shine through you by the way you live your life, the way you speak, love and remain pure. There will be many temptations to conform to this dark and scary world because it looks and seems like it’s fun and liberating, but always remember that this world is temporary and that our goal is to live eternity in heaven with Jesus.
Someone once said to me, “Everyone will live forever, it’s just a matter of where you will live forever. Heaven or hell?” I don’t know about you, but I want to live forever in heaven with my family and friends.
I also take this opportunity to say goodbye to you and all supporters of Love Is Moving (LIM) magazine. My time as senior editor has come to an end and I will deeply miss putting every issue together in faith that it will inspire you and help you grow in your Christian walk. This has been an incredible opportunity thanks to the Love Movement, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and you the readers.
Should you ever need a friend in Christ, I will always be available.