Romans 1 : 16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
This is for sure my life verse, and I always make it a priority to constantly remind myself of this verse. Once you become a Christian it is your duty to go out and tell the WORLD.
Here is a convicting question, and it should be convicting and it is convicting to me as well.
Why become a Christian, if you are afraid to act like one?
Now I know that is convicting but it is so true, why live our daily lives as if we didn’t know Jesus at all. Let me as you a new question:
What is there to be ashamed of? I think when we answer this one honestly the answer is nothing, and if there is nothing to be ashamed of then we should be living every day for God no matter what our circumstances are. What I have recently come to realize is that you do more harm by not talking about your faith. Sure when you talk about God you may ruffle some feathers and yes you will be persecuted, however;
1. I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than to stand with the world and be judged by God.
I think it is important to realize what our purpose is, because it is very obvious and God lays it out very clearly in the Bible, and that is to bring Glory and honor to god and not to ourselves.
What does the word gospel mean?
Gospel – Good News!
Why on earth would someone be ashamed of Good News, it just does not make sense.
So instead of pretending like we didn’t know Christ at all, lets just dedicate our whole life to God, what’s the worst that can happen? I mean what you have on this earth means absolutely nothing(material speaking) So don’t be afraid to lose a few things to bring Gods name greater glory. Persecution will come, but if you read Broken To Beauty, you will see the story of Joseph, and how bad his situation was, but when you allow God into the picture you will see life change.
So lets not live a life as if we didn’t even know who Jesus is, lets live a life where when everyone looks at you they know you are different and they have a want for what you have, and that would be Jesus.
There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, soo don’t let the devil cook up lies in your head to make you scared to live for Christ.
When you wake up pray this;
Lord, today help me live unashamed, help me live a life that brings You all the glory, and when people look at me have them see You in me.