- Pastoral Staff
A Life of Shame Gets you Nowhere
This past weekend my grandma and I went to visit my great uncles and spend time with them for Mother’s Day weekend. Sunday came along and we were just getting back from visiting my great grandmother's grave and it was time for church. I pulled out my phone and logged on to the Sunday service as I was pumping gas, getting groceries for lunch, and checking out. I, however, was not shy in this manner, I acted as if I was deaf, I had my church service on full volume strutting around Dillion’s. Yes, yes I did. Did I care? No, I most definitely did not. Yes I got some weird looks singing and worshiping along with my phone, and holding my phone up to my ear, and even occasionally saying amen. So what’s the point of me telling you all this? To embarrass myself? To show how “weird” I am? No, I’m trying to convey that you should not be ashamed or embarrassed about our amazing and all-powerful God; he is and always will be the king of the world. We want anyone and everyone to hear the good news and trust it.
So as Christians are called to learn more and grow in relationship with the Lord, but also to spread the good news and to not keep it locked up in your heart. In other words we are to share the good news! Romans 1:6 it states, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Don’t hold God’s teachings in your heart, don’t be ashamed of God your father, share his good news to the people who are desperately needing guidance and the lord.” I’m not saying go through Dillion’s and listen to your church turned up at full volume, or stand on a corner yelling his name, or even trying to force someone to accept Christianity. Just don’t be ashamed of your faith, talk about your faith with your friends, family, and even strangers! Share your faith, be a good disciple! This week I encourage you to not hold your faith in your heart but find a way to share the good news. Go out and share your faith to the best of your ability with no shame, and of course while keeping within your 6ft guidelines and maintaining your safety precautions.