I read in a book that I got from a friend the following sentences:
A Zimbabwean young man wrote the following before he was martyred:
I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit's power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of his. I wont look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still... I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the enemy, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.. I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till he comes, give till I drop, preach till all I know, and work till he stops me. And when he comes for his own, he will have no problem recognising me... my banner will be clear!
My banner will be clear, I wont slow down. Powerful, but what stuck me most was the first sentence.
"I'm a part of the fellowship of the unashamed".
It is true, many Christians will and do admit personal secrets without feeling ashamed, but for many it feels scary and a bit shameful to admit for friends, family, co workers etc that you are a Christian.
I just wonder why? How did it turn out like this?
Jesus died for you, You are forgiven, you are Gods son or daughter, his prince or princess.
Why feel ashamed for your faith! He died for you, why don't you live for Him.