“I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.” – Luke 12:8
If we give honor and glory to God before the people around us, He will hold high our hands as His kids, before all of the heavenly hosts.
I find it easy and natural to talk or write about anything that is exciting to me. When passion is present, it becomes contagious.
How much more easily ought I communicate about the Lover of my soul; my Source and Supply in every circumstance?
Sometimes, it does seem easy. When conversations come, and it is clear that Christ has prepared each heart for a moment such as this – it feels as if every breath is ordained by God, and our very souls sing of His glory, as we speak freely of our forgiving and faithful Father.
However, there are times when wisdom eludes me, and weakness and weariness have found way into my walk. The hurt of another heart threatens harm to all who hear, yet Jesus would still have drawn near. He needed not an invitation to be present. His touch, His kindness, His healing, and His provision, provided way to get to the heart of the matter, and guide lost souls toward a safe and forever dwelling place.
We can only acknowledge Him before others, if we know Him for ourselves. We can only know Him if we hold fast to He who dwells in our hearts, and spend time in His presence, soaking in His word.
I don’t know about you, but the very image of God the Father being pleased with me and proudly presenting me as His daughter before all of the hosts of heaven, is such a sweet space of hope that I can hold. It is not dependant on perfection; rather it is reliant of the receiving of redemption. Freely He offers, and it is lovingly granted to every heart that asks…
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You know us each by name, and that You long for us to become Your beloved as we turn to trust in You. Lead us in love so that we too, might love well as we share of all that our Savior has done before everyone whom You have prepared to hear. Grant us wisdom and courage, grace and direction, so that we might share the story You have scripted on our hearts. Let our very lives lead others straight into Your sweet and holy presence. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present