We had a first at church this past Sunday evening. (As our pastor later said, if you’ve been at the same church for almost 30 years, you’re bound to experience just about everything!) Literally minutes before he was to get up and preach, our pastor became ill – so ill, he had to leave the stage. I believe he was having blood sugar problems. As he left the stage, he pulled the assistant pastor aside and asked him to preach – and preach he did..with two minutes’ notice! What a testimony that so spoke to me.
He spoke about not being ashamed of Christ….nor of being a Christian. I received much from the message itself but I was really instructed by his readiness to speak and to share what God has been teaching him.
As I go through my day, am I not only willing to be known as a Christian – to be bold and unashamed – but am I also willing to speak up…..to share the gospel story and/or give testimony of what God is doing in my life? I don’t think I always am. This week, I am really meditating on Romans 1:16….
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”