"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. For in it God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith" (Romans 1:16-17, HCSB).
"But now, apart from the law, God’s righteousness has been revealed—attested by the Law and the Prophets —that is, God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. God presented Him as a propitiation through faith in His blood, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His restraint God passed over the sins previously committed. God presented Him to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be righteous and declare righteous the one who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3: 21-26, HCSB).
There's no differentiation. We're all there, broken, and in need of a Savior. I'm not always the most demonstrative person when it comes to my faith. No, I often live out my faith quietly, hoping it's displayed in every part of my life. I don't believe faith has to be pushy or argumentative. I don't think people are often brought to Christ through an argument or debate. No, I think they're brought to faith through real life examples. People that exhibit God's love, joy and peace. Just the same, I sometimes wonder if I'm too quiet. I wonder if I've passed up moments in which I could have shared God's love verbally. When I could have stepped out in faith and expressed what I truly thought. I wonder if those around me know how much Jesus really does mean to me. How important I do see Him in my life. HE IS MY EVERYTHING. My blog is a way to express that. It's a way for all of you to take a peak into my daily life. To see my failures and frustrations, but to also see my dependence on Christ. Because this life isn't a perfect one. I do slip up. But I also understand the important task of sharing God's love with those around us. God gave us a wonderful gift in His love. It's a love that's free for the taking. None of us deserve such a love. We've all fallen short in so many ways. But He decided to give it to us anyway. Jesus died on the cross for all of our sins, so that we could spend eternity in heaven with him. What an awesome gift of love. A love that's free to anyone who asks. A love that changes us for the better. So if any of you have ever wonder, no, I'm not ashamed of the gospel. I believe that it's a God breathed work that tells us of God's great love for all of us. Will you share that love with someone around you today? Not in a pushy way, but a God-breathed, life giving way. Because this kind of love can't be a secret. No, it's meant to be shared today and every day.