For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
Lately my heart has felt heavy over the comments on Facebook that divide people. I rarely share there, on my personal page, what I feel politically because that has to be the biggest divider of all between friends. I don’t even like to share my opinion over controversial issues on Facebook. It doesn’t seem the place to open the door to arguments. And yet, I do share one thing about what I am most passionate about: my faith in Jesus Christ. I am not ashamed of the gospel.
Today I saw that someone I know “liked” a post that was really a horrible depiction of Jesus saying things He would never say. The person is not a believer so I shouldn’t be so shocked. But I was. Actually, I felt myself overcome with emotion and asked God why He doesn’t just wipe out all this heresy and horribleness. I didn’t get an answer; but you know if I felt sad, Jesus must feel even sadder over all the junk that is spreading around the globe.
I detest people misquoting me and even more, misquoting the word of God. People are trying so very hard to try to make how they are choosing to live their lives “OKAY” by misquoting the word or pulling things out of context. I am sick of it.
I know this isn’t an uplifting message today but my heart is just breaking over the sin that is flooding the world. I have an amazing ministry on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/TrustHimAlways) which I am so grateful about. God has blessed my love for Him. And I know it’s not all up to me to spread the gospel. We are all called to not be ashamed of it. Let’s do our part.
Don’t be ashamed. Share the gospel. That’s it. God can work on the sin issue, not me, not you. It’s the Holy Spirits job to convict people. It’s our job to point to the Only Way: Jesus.
Lord I feel so sad about the sin that seems to be overpowering the world today. Please clear my head so I don’t feel so angry with the unbelievers who don't know any better. And help me to love the sinner and share the truth at the same time. I never want to be ashamed of the gospel, the good news that Jesus came to bring us eternal life.
Trusting in Him,Becky