MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY APRIL 15, 2022
NOT ASHAMED OF CHRIST
Main Text: Romans 1:16 (KJV) – 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 Jews first and also to the Greek.
1 Peter 4:16 – However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
It is only natural to value what we identify with and proudly show the people around us. The gift of eternal hope through Christ is very precious. Not being ashamed to be identified with Christ is one of the attributes of a true Christian.
Christ spoke to His disciples that whoever denies Him, He will deny also before His father therefore, Christ was trying to explain to them that He values relationship. When we profess Christ and He lives in us, it is a relationship with the Trinity (God). God wants to dine and commune with us.
This same love was evident in the lives of the disciples that most of them laid down their lives for the sake of the kingdom of God. Example of such was Stephen (Acts 7:55-60).
Many Christians have denied their faith in God for the sake of material acquisitions like money, position and affluence.
I urge you today not to be part of the statistics of Christians that deny Christ. Remember, your soul is priceless and therefore, should be guarded jealously.
‘TELL SOMEONE ABOUT CHRIST TODAY’
Prayer: Father, I pledge to identify and represent you anywhere I am. Help me Lord. Amen.
BY BISHOP DR NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INT’L)
FB @He Reigns Chapel International