For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
One thing I am not ashamed of, and that is being a Christian. I am not ashamed of the fact that Jesus changed my life. I am not ashamed that He took me out of darkness and placed me in His glorious light. I am not ashamed of taking a stand on His Word... yes, that means the KJV! I am not ashamed to go to church on Sunday (morning and evening) and Wednesday. I'd go to church more than that if we had more services :). I am not ashamed of the fact that I don't swear, smoke, dance, drink, or go to the movies. I'm not ashamed that there are places I won't go and people a won't associate with because I'm a Christian. I am not ashamed that the Bible is my sole authority for everything I believe and do. I am not ashamed to separate from the world, and be separated unto the Lord.
I am not ashamed of these things, but that does not mean I'm perfect. Sometimes I am ashamed. I'm ashamed of the times I haven't spoken of Jesus even when the Holy Spirit has prompted me to. I'm ashamed of the times I've not left a tract in the restaurant. I'm ashamed of the times when I've not read my Bible, even though I knew I should. I'm ashamed of the times when an unkind word has come out of my mouth instead of something edifying. I'm ashamed of the times I could have done more for Christ and I didn't. I'm ashamed of some of my attitudes and actions. I'm ashamed that I don't pray more.
I am not the perfect Christian. Praise the Lord for I John 1:9! Pastor preached a sermon last night about being a servant for Christ. What would I do for the cause of Christ? Would I leave my family, give my life, sacrifice my possessions? I don't know. I'd like to think I would, but I honestly don't know. Would I be willing to be a servant? To be nothing? That is what a servant is. He is nothing. No one cares about him. But he faithfully serves even though he receives no recognition.
I am privileged that God wants to use me. I am nothing. I'm not super-Christian. I'm just a girl, living in a town, working at my job, and trying to serve God the best I can. I fall short, but He still uses me. Thank you Lord! By His grace I will continue to be not ashamed, and take my stand on His truth.