Not Ashamed Nor Fearful

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘But the righteous shall live by faith.'” Romans 1:16,17

 

From the Father’s heart:

You have the mind of Christ, and I am calling you to live in such a way that you ‘work out’ (let shine) what I have placed in you (Phil. 2:12).  Live it out. Yes, to be seen.

 

Don’t try to avoid the insults or the scorn. In fact, I say the opposite: “Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.  Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven.”  Luke 6:22,23

 

As a disciple of Christ, you are promised to be a fragrance of death to some, but you are also promised to be a fragrance of life to others (2 Cor. 2:15,16).  And what you are, a fragrance of life or death, need not concern you.

 

You just follow Me (John 10:27).

 

Take no responsibility for what I spill over into people’s lives or how they respond.  You are only responsible for the obedience.  Give out the life that I have to give through you.

 

Shine with your unique giftings in ways that I have specifically designed you.

Shine for ME.

 

“The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.” Proverbs 29:25

Therefore,

“In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.  What can man do to me?” Psalm 56:11

 

(originally posted 12/30/11- part 2)

 

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