Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not Ashamed

Yesterday the question was asked if we will simply allow ourselves to go back to normal activity even though we have been challenged with the sharing of God's Word with others. Perhaps you are like me. You desire to be obedient in sharing the good news with others but it seems that your fears take over. There are many fears that flood the heart and mind at this juncture. Sometimes it is the fear of not knowing the answers to a person's questions. At other times it is the fear of simply saying something wrong, offending the other person, or simply the fear of the unknown. Believe me, I know how each of those fears can dominate a person and keep them from sharing the gospel of Jesus with others.

Today consider the encouraging words found in Romans 1:16 where the Scripture says: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes." We don't have to have all the answers. We may answer a question wrong but God's Word intervenes. It is not me nor is it you that saves anyone. The gospel is God's power for salvation. God planned for the salvation of man (sent Jesus to die for sinners), purchased the salvation of man (Jesus died on the cross), and preserves the salvation of man (He seals us through the power and work of the Holy Spirit). God does the work of salvation. Our job is simply to share the gospel. 

Will you allow God to overcome your fears? Will you be faithful to share the gospel that is God's power for salvation?

Praying today for:
(1) Lake O' the Pines Community of Crestwood
(2) State of North Carolina
(3) Nation of Lebanon
(4) Central Asian Peoples throughout the World
(5) Romanian Gypsy Village of Racatau

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