Proudly Identify With Jesus by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY 10TH MAY,2021
PROUDLY IDENTIFY WITH JESUS
TEXT:2 TIMOTHY 1:3-8
MEMORY VERSE: “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God” (2 TIMOTHY 1:8).
Let us read the testimony of a believer on our topic: “Following my conversion, in my early twenties, my peers, classmates and friends mocked and jeered at my public renunciation of sin and decision to follow Christ till the end. But I was not deterred. Switching from the lifestyle of a popular campus Disk Jockey to a professing and practicing Christian seemed herculean in the face of ridicule. But my personal encounter with Jesus was too powerful to be doused by mere mockery. And this is the reason I survived decades of faithfulness that sustained me in Christ until today.”
Is that not beautiful? Today, this testifier is a doctorate degree holder, working in an international organization, a comfortable family man, and still in God’s service in Nigeria.
Open declaration of your faith and proud identification with people of like precious faith will strengthen you against the onslaughts of Satan and his cohorts. You have nothing to lose by following Jesus, but you will lose everything by following men and women of the world. Do not be a secret disciple, but a proud friend of Jesus.
QUOTE: Nothing to lose by following Jesus.
CHALLENGE: Be proud of Jesus and He will proudly defend you.
PRAYER: Teach me, Oh God, to proudly identify with Jesus.