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I Chronicles 16:24-26 ” Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.”

God spoke through Isaiah when he wrote, “They will proclaim My glory among the nations.” (Isaiah 66:19)  Jesus told His disciples in the Great Commission to, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19)  We are also to declare His majesty…confess the wondrous things He does…profess our reverence and awe in Him…make known His worthiness…and reveal to those who don’t know Him yet that what they search for can be found in Him.

Matthew 10:32-33 ” Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven.”

Maybe this has happened to you – You’re with a group of friends and the discussion takes a very uncomfortable twist against what you believe as a Christian.   You know you should say something…but you don’t out of fear or awkwardness. Then you spend the rest of the night kicking yourself for being such a coward.   It’s not that you blatantly denied or rejected Jesus in public…but in a way, you did.  Speaking out about the fact and truth of the Gospel is hard, and rejection by some is inevitable…but that shouldn’t silence us from speaking out about what we believe in.

House Rules – If you can write in it…dust it.

Psalm 38:18 says, ” I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.”  We need to be grieved by our disobedience, but sometimes our sin is obvious to everyone else, but us.  We see it as something well hidden, when in actuality, its conspicuous to all others.  Self-awareness must be the starting point of our journey with God.

Romans 10:9 ” That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Do you admit that you’ve been living a life far from God?  Do you accept the fact that you’ve made a mess of your life so far? Do you acknowledge that Jesus came into this fallen world to save your soul from eternal damnation and hell?  Do you recognize that saying yes to Jesus and turning from your old life isn’t the end but just the beginning of a brand new life…a life filled with peace rather than strife, and love where there was loneliness and fear.  Do you agree that you need a Savior today?