Listen to the Word of God as we see in 1 Timothy 1:8-9:
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began
This is big. Really big. We are called today not be ashamed of our faith in Jesus. We are called today to live boldly, live with confidence, live with peace, live for Jesus. We are called today to not be ashamed of the Gospel.
But, be proud of the Gospel.
The title that is most important to me today is not Reverend. Or pastor. Or even Husband. Or Father. Or Son.
The title that means the most to me today is Christian. Because the title Christian makes everything else possible. For me to be the best pastor or husband or father or son that I can be, I must chase after Jesus with all that I am.
Today, the title that has to mean the most in your life is that title of being a child of God. That has to have the most meaning. That is the title that everything, all things, they must flow from.
Don’t be ashamed.
Don’t run from it.
Don’t hide from it.
You are a Christian. You are child of God. You are His.
Don’t be ashamed of the Gospel. It’s the power of God in you, through you, and for you.
Live boldly. Live for Him! Take His name with you, where ever you go. Live. Love. Serve.
In Jesus name.
Don’t be ashamed, today, and each day!
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