In my excitement of my new life with Jesus, I told my mom that I felt I was going to die a martyr. She just gave me that, ‘you don’t know what you’re talking about smile’.
But Heavenly Father spoke to me about my mentality towards living and dying for him.
In a dream He challenged me about wanting to die for Him. After waking up, He asked me to focus on the enjoyment of living with Him.
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.
Another translation puts it this way –
‘I refuse to be ashamed of sharing the wonderful message of god’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ! For i am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved—the Jew first, and then people everywhere! ‘
I love that we don’t have to, but, instead, get to share, in power, the gospel of Jesus, that gives us life and life to the fullest!
So how do I live radically and not ashamed of my relationship with Jesus?
So I give you now a new commandment: love each other just as much as I have loved you. For when you demonstrate the same love, I have for you by loving one another, everyone will know that you’re my true followers.
What does this love look like?
Watch this video and imagine yourself living out this type of love in your everyday life and relationships…