Why is it that some people get ashamed of their belief and faith in Jesus? Depending on who they are with they may or may not speak out about something. Maybe they do not want to "rock the boat" or want to try to fit in. For instance, perhaps you are in church or a church setting and wonderful praise and worship music is playing and you feel like lifting your hands in the air but then "what would others think"? Someone asks you to go to a movie you know has bad things in it but you go anyway. Maybe being 'religious' is just not "cool".
Sometimes being a Christian in todays' world is like a fish trying to swim upstream. The "flow" of popular culture seems to be pushing on you so you can not get ahead. There is a saying I heard once that said "what is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular". Hmmm. Think on that for a moment. There is allot of truth in that statement, especially in 2013!
When this life you are living is over and you die, what is really going to matter? Have you lived your life to help bring others to Christ?Do you hide your "Christian light" under a basket since you are somewhat embarrassed? Do you simply check the "church block" off each week and live like you want to live?
The Bible is a powerful book yet many rarely pick it up. You have choices of what to read in the doctor's office, most of which include a Gideon's Bible, yet maybe finding out the latest Hollywood gossip is more interesting. It is not my purpose to guilt you but to make you think about your walk with the Lord. Have you truly asked Him to come into your life or maybe "just" joined a church?
Maybe now is the time to insure Jesus is Lord of your life and then not let this world push you into its' mold.
Mark 8:38(NIV) says 'If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation then the Son of man will be ashamed of them when He comes in His Father's glory, with the holy angels.'
PRAYER:Lord Jesus forgive me if I have ever passed by the opportunity to share your love with others. Forgive me if I have ever been ashamed when I should have spoken out. I choose to let my light shine. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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