Follow. At. A. Distance. Lurking. In. The. Darkness.
In my quiet time this afternoon these words jumped out at my heart and I trembled. Have I ever be a Shadow Christian?
Peter was a Shadow Christian. Once.
Matthew 26:58 – “And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end. (ESV)
Oh Father, have your children hidden themselves away in the shadows of darkness – watching – waiting – wondering – afraid to let others know that we belonged to You?
Have we been silent when we should have spoken up and said, “Yes, I belong to Him?”
Have we been guilty of standing back – and not listening to Your Holy Spirit?
Father, forgive us. Forgive us for holding back in the shadows. It is time for us to come out of the shadows and claim that we belong to You.
Like Peter, we have failed You along the way. Thank you, Father, that we can come forward and ask forgiveness for holding back from You.
1 Peter 3:14-16 – But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. (ESV)
We are the Children of God. We meet Him in private; may we meet Him in public. Openly worshipping Him. Growing closer to Him.
Song for Today: I’m Forever Yours