“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “ But the righteous man shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17)
I saw a documentary on The Church in China and how it is spreading like fire. The interviewer asked, a couple small house church leaders why they think it is spreading? One Chinese woman replied, “When we were being persecuted for our faith, our persecutors forbid the mention or sharing of the name of Jesus or the spreading of his Gospel. Now that we can share it, if we do not share it everyday, the days we don’t share Jesus's name we partner with those that persecuted us. The days we do not share the name of Jesus we are like those persecutors who would not share the name of Jesus. For how are we different from them? We want to be on the side of Jesus every day, so we must share his name to at least one person every day.
Today is Friday, the last day of our work week. If you look back on your week, how many days this past week have you been on the side of Jesus and how many days have your been on the side of those persecutors who silence the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus? We are at the end of the month. Looking at your calendar for the month, check the days on your calendar you shared Jesus with someone new. Does your calendar align you as a persecutor of Jesus or a presenter of Him? Remember the sin of omission.
Below is a video of my daughter Milan. She is 17 years old and is a senior at Bob Jones High School. In her English class they read the book “Beowulf.” Their teacher assigned the class to present a “Beowulf” speech; boasting on themselves, their greatness and their power. The video is of my daughters speech to her class. Without fear, (or maybe with fear) she shared the Gospel and name of Jesus to her class. When you watch it you may reply to yourself, that is amazing! However it is supposed to be the norm of your daily walk, some thing you do daily.
“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity” 2Timothy 1:8-9
My family, I pray today you will reflect on, “Who’s side you will be on today?” I pray by the leading of the Holy Spirit that at the end of the day you will be able to put and “X” on your calendar that you sided with those who are not ashamed of the Gospel and shared it. Please pray the same for me. God bless you my friends!!
Gary Liederbach-Lead Follower
One Direction Community
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