If we love God why are we afraid to say it, express it, claim it? Sure in church we’ll lift our hands and worship Him. At bible study well talk about Him for hours on end. With other Christians we’ll say how AWESOME He is without any hesitation. Why are we afraid to do these things when we’re around people who aren’t Christian? People who don’t know God. Our family. Our friends. Our neighbors and the people we cross paths with every day. Why do we suddenly become shy and timid about our love for Him? I know why. Because it’s SCARY. It’s scary to be different and the truth is we are. We’ve given our lives to a God who gave His for us. We walk a little taller, we have a peace in our hearts that can’t be explained, we boast in Him and nothing else…or at least we should. He deserves all our praises and in a world that thinks otherwise it’s scary to speak up on His behalf, but He calls us to. Paul stepped out and claimed God day after day and finally he gave up. He couldn’t take being beat down so he went to surround himself with others who knew God and in that time God spoke to him. He said, “DO NOT BE AFRAID. KEEP ON SPEAKING. DO NOT BE SILENT. For I am with you…” It is us against the world. Until every person knows God the story isn’t finished. Until Jesus returns there are lives waiting to be changed. Speak up. Love your God. Claim Him and don’t be afraid because He is with you.
At church tonight they spoke about how it’s not important to be seen by people. It is important to be seen by God. This is my prayer tonight. That we would care only about what He thinks. Step back for a minute and try to see yourself how God sees you.
You are so, so undeniably loved.