This is always refreshing to hear!
Seeing how God is at work in someone’s life. Taking someone that the enemy has used to promote immoral behavior and turning the tables.
Especially if that person has a large audience that can be influenced.
I’m not sure if Russell Brand is a Christian or not, but seeking God and reading his word is always the place to start.
And sharing that to his massive audience of 11,000,000 followers, many of whom surely look up to him, will most likely encourage many to do the same.
The Christian Post writes:
Comedian and podcast host Russell Brand said in a recent social media video that he finds Christianity and Jesus Christ increasingly important as he grows older and desires a “personal relationship with God.”
“The reason I wear a cross is because Christianity and, in particular, the figure of Christ are, it seems to me, inevitably becoming more important as I become more familiar with suffering, purpose, self, and not-self,” Brand said in a Saturday video, which he filmed while kneeling on a yoga mat.
The 48-year-old actor said that he has been “reading the Bible a lot more,” as well as Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life. He said when he was growing up, Christianity appeared to him either “really irrelevant and old-fashioned and sort of dusty,” or too modernized. Both those routes, he said, did not appeal to him when he was younger.
Things have changed after he has achieved “a certain amount of adulthood,” he said. He has now come “to recognize that you need, I need, a personal relationship with God.”
“It occurred to me that if instead of always talking to myself inwardly, I could replace one of those voices with an indwelling God. It says in Galatians it’s our job to die, so that as Christ died on the cross, he might be reborn in us,” he said in an apparent reference to Galatians 2:20.
Brand’s video was met with an outpouring of support and encouragement from users on X, many of whom said they were praying for him.
Here’s the clip:
Why I Wear A Cross!
I'm interested to hear what YOU think, let me know. pic.twitter.com/kMcyYgvl7o
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) January 21, 2024
General Mike Flynn posted his support in reply:
An important phrase I learned from the time I was a child: The older I get the smarter my father becomes. My faith is like that. The older I’ve gotten the stronger my faith has become. Thanks for sharing this.
— General Mike Flynn (@GenFlynn) January 21, 2024
Even Pastor Greg Laurie chimed in to cheer on his focus on faith:
I love what you have to say in this video!
We have never met, but I wanted to introduce myself.
My name is Greg Laurie and my life was radically changed by Jesus Christ.
I like you was put off by Christians at first, but then I heard the Gospel message.
The word… https://t.co/siaV66dx20
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) January 21, 2024
With all the turmoil in the world these last few years, it would seem there is an rekindling of faith in so many. Which is greatly need.
The Great Awakening is not just political. This is spiritual.
Those seeds that you’ve planted in others, expect to see some fruit soon.