1 Timothy 1:6-10
6 This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 8 So you must never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for Christ. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the proclamation of the Good News.Â 9 It is God who saved us and chose us to live a holy life. He did this not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan long before the world began-to show his love and kindness to us through Christ Jesus. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the coming of Christ Jesus, our Savior, who broke the power of death and showed us the way to everlasting life through the Good News
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.
Because God saved us to live a holy life, we have nothing to be ashamed of.Â Our salvation is nothing we did or even could do.Â God planned to send Christ before time began and He agreed to come to give us life.Â So we must never be ashamed to tell others about Christ, no matter what they may think of us.Â When they reject the power of Christ working in you, they are not rejecting you, they are rejecting God.Â We have been commissioned by Christ to preach the gospel to every living person.Â His last instructions before leaving the earth were for the disciples to go out and tell what Christ had done for them.Â Then He said He would return.Â So before He comes back, we all have the same mission of reaching others for Christ.Â And it is the power of God working in you that will draw them to Christ.Â Jesus Christ broke the power of death and giving us the keys to the Kingdom. The keys are the power of the Holy Sprit in us to empower us to be like HIim. Give others the chance to receive Him by letting them see Christ in you and then tell them the power is from God.
Have a God Day!