22 “Then who are you? We need an answer for those who sent us. What do you have to say about yourself?” — John 1:22 NLT
John the Baptist stayed faithful to His calling. He was sent to prepare the people to receive the Messiah. Because of the message he was preaching, people would ask, “Who are you?”, his answer was “I am a voice shouting in the wilderness, clear the way for the Lord’s coming.” John’s boldness in standing for the truth eventually got him beheaded. The same thing is happening, on a daily basis, to our Christian brothers and sisters around the world. Does our daily lifestyle cause people to wonder who we represent? Every second of every die, our words and actions are a testimony. Would the world know that we represented Jesus by the way we walk and talk? Do our actions deny or affirm that we know Jesus? If we were confronted with the choice: “Deny or die!”, what would our answer be? Would it be: “I am a follower of Christ, I have come to tell you about the Lord’s return”? Or would we hang our heads in shame and walk away?
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” -Anonymous
Lord, give me boldness!
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