Speaking Up

talking to the girls March 2014  My granddaughters came over to visit me the other day. It is always such fun when they drop by. A few months ago I took a video of them with my I-phone while they were playing and now almost every time they come over Avery wants us to “make another movie.” Last week we made a movie at the mall while we took a break from shopping. Avery who is 4 pretty much tells me what questions that I am supposed to ask and then she tries to answer every question for herself and her 2 year old sister Haley. I understand that Avery is just doing what comes natural – she is just being the big sister but still I always encourage her to let Haley speak for herself…if I don’t, poor Haley won’t get a chance! Just as I encourage Avery, I also encourage Haley to speak up and express her thoughts and share what is on her mind. It is important in life that we don’t always let others speak for us.

In Matthew chapter 16, Jesus asked His disciples who others were saying that He was. Others were of the opinion that Jesus might be John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah or some other prophet. Then Jesus asked the disciples what they thought, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter stepping out in faith, speaking for himself said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Simon Peter recognized that Jesus is the Messiah, the Anointed One of God. Jesus blessed Simon Peter for that confession of faith; the confession upon which the Church is built. How about you? Who do you say that Jesus is? Do you recognize Him as the Messiah? Have you spoken up for yourself? This is an area where it is not enough to let someone else speak for you. You must do the talking. It really is easy. The Bible say in Romans 10:13 “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” I hope that you have spoken for yourself and called upon Him as your Savior. If not, I would love to talk to you about it. Send me an we can discuss any questions, cares or concerns you might have.  I can be reached at pastorpstephens@aol.com.  May the Lord bless you and those you love.

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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