We are to confess Jesus before men, and sometimes that’s easy, and sometimes that’s difficult. Today, proved to be a more difficult time
Prayer has always been a big thing for me. Even before I was reading the Word for myself, consistently, I was praying. As I’ve matured in the Lord, He has had me pray with and for a number of people. In particular, if I have an extended deep conversation, it’s not uncommon to feel led to pray with and for the person(s).
Sometimes that’s easy and sometime that’s difficult. There have been occasions when even though I know the person, it’s the difficult to pray with them.
Today I was potentially led to to pray for a family, but I questioned if it was God’s leading or His desire. I wasn’t sure since I didn’t definitely know what they believe. It wasn’t comfortable due to that lack knowledge and I ultimately didn’t pray with them.
I struggled thinking I did not follow through on God’s command to confess Him before men.
32“Therefore, everyone who confesses Me before people, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33But whoever denies Me before people, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.Matthew 10:32-33 NASB2020
What I realized is asking questions aren’t inherently bad. There are questions that draw you closer to God and questions that push you away from God.
I should have been asking questions that would pull me closer to obedience and Him. Instead I found questions and answers that push me away from doing His will.
When our task is difficult, I pray we ask questions that bring us closer to obedience instead of farther from it
I pray the Lord’s forgiveness for not asking questions toward obedience and I hope the Lord opens a new opportunity to confess Him before men.
On a sidenote, as I was writing this post, I initially thought the scripture said honor Me before men. However, confess is the correct verb, and I realized I did confess the Lord but I was not obedient in the prayer. I still like the overall post even with this correction, so I pray it is a blessing.
Lord willing, I’ll see y’all tomorrow.