Acceptance As We Acknowledge

“I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.” – Luke 12:8

photo by Joan Davis

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

5 Comments

  1. I’m with you, Shannon! The primary reason I love doing my blog, is that I can go on and on about the wondrous reality of who/what Jesus is to me. I don’t have to stifle my excitement because I’m not influenced by the cues we pick up from others, in face to face encounters. The added benefit to this, is that it’s a way of “practicing my story”–so that when I do have opportunity to share with people, face to face, I will hopefully present it more smoothly (and more concisely, I pray!). I love the fellowship on the blogs, as I don’t have believers around me–and there’s always the chance someone will “stumble across” my blog “at just the right time” (Romans 5:6), encounter Jesus and get saved! God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

  2. You are a wonderfully gifted writer. Your love for Jesus oozes from your prose. I am blessed by the things I’ve read. I read lots of posts randomly. I want to thank you for visiting my blog today and I am eager to read more of your thoughtful devotionals. I read about you volunteering reluctantly to be interviewed for part of your pastor’s sermon. Have you shared your story on your blog? I may have missed it. I look forward to reading it if it’s here and I missed it. Thank you again for visiting my blog, and I look forward to reading more of yours in the future. God bless you.

    • Thank you so much, Steven. I am so blessed to know that what He is showing me, might also bless another! I look forward to reading more of your blog as well. 🙂
      Blessings to you today and always!
      – Shannon

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