Today's sermon was a reminder of "Do Not Be Ashamed" of Jesus. I certainly needed the reminder and encouragement. One thought was that we can be saying Amen and excited in church but how about when we go out the church door? Are excited and assertive in our every day life? The video clip of a "famous" tv show person pointing out that it is impossible for there to be only 1 way stamped the message even further in my mind. Many people swallow that person hook, line and sinker. The key word here...sinker. If we don't read the Bible and instead choose to follow wrong thinking by a wrong role model, sinking is exactly where we end up.
Romans 1:18-25 is a great start to understand what is right. "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wrong doing of men, who by their wrong doing suppress and hide the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did no honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up to the lust of their own hearts and because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator."
We ended by singing "Tell Me the Story of Jesus, write on my heart every word." Rick and I were discussing on the way home something he recently heard. When you're down to nothing, no friends, no finances, no health what do you have. If you believe in Jesus and have Him in your heart, He is there no matter what. And we said, yep, we've been there through those times, no friends, no finances, no health, but Jesus was still overwhelmingly there!