Daily Devotional – 1/3/14 “Don’t hide it!”

Here I am, again, trying to figure out a topic to write about because although God is speaking to me, my mind is too busy trying to focus on meaningless stuff, so I need to focus. Yea, I could be worried about this and that but why. Why should I worry over stuff today because if God saw me through yesterday surely He’ll see me through today? See, my sister and I traveled up and down the highway to Nashville on yesterday and we could have been another roadway statistic but God had other plans so why worry. I’ve come to know and realize that if I say I am a Christian, I have to also show it and act like it. So, how can I tell you to have faith in God if I don’t? How can I tell you not to worry if that’s all I’m doing? How can I tell you to trust God when I’m not even trusting in Him? I mean, I could be like some who say they got religion but what good is having religion if no one else can see it? Oh, let me drop this in your spirit and I won’t take long … You can’t speak life over folk when your mouth is filled with mess (gossip, backbiting, hating, etc.), you can’t help up those who have fallen if your hands are filled with sinful stuff (other folk’s spouses, stolen items, a knife to stab somebody in the back, etc.) and you can’t go where God wants to send you if your feet are planted in the wrong place (motels, coveting your neighbor’s house, etc.) Now, hold up, before you get this thang twisted I didn’t say you couldn’t enjoy life but none of the things I mentioned above can be done in a Godly way. You, as a saint (that a sinner who has been saved) can still have fun but don’t hide your religion doing it because the bible says in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

This is why, sometimes, you have to change your location because the place you’re in, now, could be the reason you haven’t been elevated. Why? Well that’s because you’ve become comfortable in your surroundings. Yea, I know it’s not all about where you stay that makes you but if you stay in the rain too long, you’ll get wet even when you wear a raincoat. So don’t hide your religion because of what you think folk will say or how they’ll treat you because if God hid His blessings every time we made a mistake, some of us would be raggedy nothings, tore up from the floor up sinners without a pot to … You get my drift! If you have to change who you are or hide the religion that has been placed on the inside of you, then you are trying to fit into a spot that won’t fit you anyway! Baby, I don’t know about you but I am not ashamed of the Holy Spirit that abides with me daily and I will share it no matter where I am because I just might be the blessing a person needs to stop the tears that were getting ready to fall. All I’m saying is, this New Year, stop losing focus on God and the purpose He’s placed over your life and don’t hide your religion because it may hinder the help you’ve been praying for!

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