Not Ashamed by LMJ
Can I be honest it, used to be so hard for me to share my faith. It has even more difficult because I am an introvert with a charismatic call on my life. So to become public, with the gospel, and anything else was a big deal for me. Can I be honest, I could share other things but for some reason sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ was difficult for me. I didn't want anyone to be offended. I didn't want to cross my personal life and my professional life. I didn't want to be one of "those" people. What people? Those Jesus Freaks, those people who didn't seem to care about how public their relationship in Christ was to others. Those people who seemed to live beyond a devotional or a Sunday service. For them, Christ was LIFE! They seemed to know their assignment, they seemed to understand that it was ALL for God or nothing. I wasn't that BOLD. I am being honest, I wasn't that bold.
And then this....So then, by their fruit you will recognize them. Not everyone who says to Me,‘Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21 First reality check, what is the will of the Father for LaKisha, to go and disciple the nation (see Matthew 28:19" How could I go and disciple the nations if I couldn't even share my faith with those around me, if I couldn't post what God was telling me to post on my timeline? If I was more worried about what people thought, versus what God thought. If I couldn't pause to say what I needed in the grocery store, even though I felt the Spirit of the Lord leading me to a lady on the aisle. How would l ever disciple nations?
See, I was still into myself, more concerned with my comfort.... and then this... Then Jesus told His disciples,“If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.…Matthew 16:24...to live for Jesus, I was going to have to die to myself....it meant I needed to give up my comfort and become public with my faith, who does that, isn't my faith personal? And isn't someone else's beliefs their business?
And then this...Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven. Matthew 10:33. That was the one that got me, I didn't need or want God to deny me, I loved God too much, I needed God too much, How could I deny and not share with others the goodness of God, how He saved my life, how he provided for me and how much He loved me by sacrificing Jesus for me.
There was a shift in my perspective due to the Word of God, it became sharper t