Are You Ashamed To Talk About Jesus?

Mark 8:38
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

When I looked up the definition of “ashamed,” that word was defined as: reluctant to do something through fear of embarrassment or humiliation. Well, are you ashamed to talk about Christ and the Bible for fear of what people will think? Do you worry that someone will get offended? One thing God convicted me of is that we must care more about what God thinks than what people think! After all, God is the One who created that human you are being fearful about.

If you have been fearful or embarrassed to talk about Christ, first repent. Then bind and cast out that spirit of fear in Jesus Name! Also pray for Jesus to fill you with boldness. Note that we must be led by God when talking about Christ, so before doing so ask God if it is His right timing and what He wants you to say.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.


Believing God When You Don’t See What He Promised

Numbers 14:11
Then the Lord said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them?

One of the things God taught me from the book of Exodus is how easily the Children of Israel doubted God in spite of all the miracles He performed for them. God promised to deliver them from slavery in Egypt and bring them to a land flowing with milk and honey. However each time they faced opposition on the way to that land, most of them feared and doubted instead of believing what God told them.

Do you continue holding on to God’s promises in the face of troubles? Or do you only have faith when things are going your way? Maybe God said He will heal you from an illness but the doctors say you are getting worse. Will you still believe God? Maybe God promised you would get married yet much time has passed and you’re still single. Will you still believe God? Maybe God promised your loved ones will get saved, yet they don’t want to hear anything about Jesus. Will you still believe God?

I have learned that God’s promises don’t always come easy. Just as the children of Israel faced opposition on the way to the promise land, we will also have opposition on the way to God’s promises in our lives. What we should remember is that God is faithful to His Word. When God’s promises are put to the test, He wants us to continue believing. If you are struggling in this area, repent for any unbelief in your heart. Pray for Jesus to strengthen your faith and remove doubt.

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Don’t Give Glory Or Admiration To Humans, Give It To Jesus Christ!

One of the weaknesses I have had in my walk with Christ is overly admiring other servants of God. One thing we must remember is that it’s Christ’s power and wisdom that works through people, it’s not their own!

For instance do you know someone who can pray for the sick and they are healed? It is not them, it is Jesus! Do you see someone who understands the Bible very well? It is Christ’s Holy Spirit who gives them understanding! Did you hear a sermon/ message that encouraged you in a hard time? It is Jesus who gave that person the sermon/message! Christ gives those gifts/abilities to people in order to help other believers. Therefore, when God is using someone in our lives, let us not give glory/admiration to that person but to Jesus Who is using them!

Psalm 62:11
God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.