This months Trail Mix is titled "I'm Not Ashamed-Nor Should You Be-of Jesus as Lord!"
Years ago, back when the Jesus Movement was going full-bore [and I'm afraid that this shows how old, or ancient I am becoming]...there were two sayings about believers who were ashamed, embarrassed or just afraid to show their love and witness for Jesus!
The first was to refer to them as "LADY CLAIROL Christians: Only Jesus Knows for Sure!"
The second was to refer to these folks as "SECRET SERVICE SAINTS!"
Jesus said it best, when he said [and I absolutely love the Message Bible Version translation of this verse], "Stand up for me against world opinion, and I'll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. If you turn tail and run, do you think I'll cover for you?" Matthew 10:32-33 (MSG)
We've been called to be His "Light on the hill" Matthew 5:14. Our salvation by Grace is not a secret to be kept from the lost! So, go; therefore, and make disciples of all men and women!
Don't live a life that has your relationship with Jesus is so hidden that only He knows for sure that you are His! Remember, there is no room in the Kingdom for Secret Service Saints. We have been called not to be judges, but to be witnesses, and that means not to fear persecution or ridicule for being a believer. Let your light shine, and let it shine BRIGHTLY where ever you go!
*** Don't forget, YOU may be the only opportunity a lost soul has to see the love of Jesus...As I said, "I am not ashamed, how 'bout you?" ***