Confessing Jesus is a Necessity


            “Therefore whoever confesses me before men, him I wil also confess before my Father who is in Heaven.  But whoever denies me before men, him I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven” (Mathew 10: 32-33.)


            This statement is fairly self explanatory.  Public profession of Jesus Christ is a necessity (Important: be kind and use discretion as God leads you.)  If we deny him, he will deny us.  Many people today are not interested in making Christ a part of their public lives, let alone their private lives.  It seems that modern social norms have made it politically correct to leave Jesus Christ out of whole sectors of society; like work, school, sports, or even recreation.  Many believe it is inappropriate to bring him in to places like coffee shops, grocery stores, banks, movie theatres, diners, and the list goes on and on.

            As we go throughout the day it isn’t hard to see that almost everyone is carrying some message by what they wear; maybe a t-shirt with a rock band’s name on it, or with a business name on it, or with a brand name on it; whatever it is, they are professing something about themselves, and about who they are and what they stand for.  If you listen to people talking in a crowded room, you’ll hear all kinds’ conversational content.  You might hear a person talking about something they love and enjoy, like working out, or shopping, or school, or some political candidate.  As Christians, our actions, our behaviors, and even our clothing can also be a means of expressing our faith in Christ, and that is okay.

            We as Christians need not be shy about what we enjoy, what drives us, and who we love.  Others may not like what they hear, but if they are offended, they aren’t offended by you, but by Him.  Don’t be shy, don’t be scared, and don’t be timid.  Profess him when he leads you, and make sure it is done in love.  You never know when God wants to use you to share about His Son.

            “Lord Heavenly Father, we come before You and we ask that You help us to be bold in sharing when You have called us to share.  Give us a desire to make You a part of every area of our lives.  We also ask that You remove any fears that we might have, and give us courage, and strength, and faith, and especially, give us love for those who are lost and don’t know Your Son.  We love You, we praise You, and we thank You, and we ask and pray all of these things in Jesus Christ’s name.  Amen.”  God bless all of you.

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