Tuesday, August 4, 2020
“Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32 nlt).
Have you ever been in one of those situations where it seemed as though God set the scene for you to share your faith? I call them divine setups. I know when I’m in one because everything falls into place.
Quite honestly, I chickened out on some of those occasions. I didn’t speak up, and I regretted it afterward.
You can probably think of times when you knew what you needed to say. You knew the right thing to say. But you didn’t say it. You were paralyzed by fear.
We need to speak up for the Lord because one way we can deny Him is by not letting people know what we believe.
Of course, we’ve all had our moments of doubt. We’ve all had lapses where we denied Him. Even Peter denied the Lord, not once, not twice, but three times. He even took an oath saying that he never knew Jesus.
But that same Peter went out afterward and wept bitterly. And then he changed. According to church tradition, Peter was put to death on a cross as he hung upside down. He requested it that way, saying he wasn’t worthy to die in the same manner that his Lord did.
God changed Peter, and God can change you and me.
Do people know that you’re a Christian? Do your neighbors know that you’re a follower of Jesus Christ? Do your family members know? I’m not talking about how many Christian T-shirts you wear or how many Christian bumper stickers you have on your car. I’m talking about your real lifestyle, the way that you are.
Could people say of you, “Yes, this person is a believer. I can see evidence of it”?
Are you speaking up for Jesus Christ? It isn’t too late. You can start today.
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