"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is God's power working unto salvation for everyone who believes with a personal trust and confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16 (Amplified Bible)
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! That is a strong statment and I wonder really how many of us can truly say we are not ashamed of the Gospel. Not don't getting offended, lets just talk about it.
In our daily lives, do we share this gospel we claim not to be ashamed of? Is there anything different about our lives that would lead others to believe we are not ashamed of the Gospel. If I could come to your work, your school, you family....how many people would know that you are a Believer in Jesus Christ? Does your life reflect it in the places you go, way you talk, what you listen to, what you watch, what you do? Can people see a difference in you that would either point them to God or lead them to ask you why you are different?
If someone ask you what makes you different from them what would you say? Could you stand there and tell them that you are a Jesus follower and you live your life to honor Him, to bring glory to Him? Could you share the Gospel with them, would you?
I think it is easy for us in America to say we are not ashamed. We can freely go to church, we can say all the right things....but when it comes down to it...do we live a life that reflects....I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
The Gospel is the power unto salvation...it is by sharing that gospel that we plant seeds and see a harvest of souls for the Kingdom...are you planting seeds...are you seeing a harvest?
Are you ashamed of the gospel? Remember Jesus said many would say Lord, Lord and He would tell them to get away from Him, He knew them not! If we are ashamed of Him, He will be ashamed of us!
Lord Help live a life that draws people to You! Help me walk daily in a manner that makes it clear I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!