IT'S TIME TO COME OUT!
With the changing of our culture toward a greater tolerance for the homosexual lifestyle, people are not ashamed anymore to come out of the closet to publicly live this lifestyle. One person came out of the closet by writing on her birthday cake that she was gay. Another person came out of the closet by announcing on her news show that she and her partner are expecting. And just about every day when we turn on the TV, a celebrity announces they are coming out of the closet to publicly live the homesexual lifestyle.
Because of the persecutions Christians were experiencing in Rome, the apostle Paul could have chosen to stay in the closet when he visited the Roman believers, and not preached the gospel. Instead, he told them no matter what happened, he was not ashamed to publicly preach, because of the message the gospel offered to those who listened.
Have you been ashamed to share the gospel message because of what others may say? Have you kept your Christian life secret because of the ridicule or persecution you might face? Let's not allow the homosexual community to be the only ones coming out of the closet in 2013. If you've been ashamed in the past to publicly live a lifestyle as a believer, it's time for you to come out too!
Sharing the word,
Jeaninne Stokes is a Christian writer, educator and Bible-teacher and the author of
"Living by Faith: A collection of devotional poetry
. She writes devotional materials to help readers grow and mature in the Christian faith. To read more or her writings, or to schedule her for your event, visit her at www.jstokeswritingministries.org