Recently, a mother shared with me one of her two year old’s newest habit. She said, “Everywhere we go, he announces to anyone, ‘Look, this is my mother!’” I laughed as I pictured her adorable son smiling and making that bold declaration.
A bit later, after I had walked away, it hit me; what if we made that same kind of declaration of our Heavenly Father? “Look, this is my Heavenly Father, God!” Then after the introduction we go on to share his nature, his love, and the many blessings he has bestowed upon us.
The key to doing this is always being aware of God, his presence, everywhere we go. Also, it helps to be happy being associated with God.
I’m no longer afraid to be seen in public with him.
There was a time I was more concerned about what others may think, if they knew I had those kind of connections, but now, I don’t care, and in fact, I want everyone to know. The two scriptures below sum it all up for me:
It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God’s way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: “The person in right standing before God by trusting him really lives.” Romans 1:16-17 The Message (MSG)
“Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32 The Message (MSG)
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