Read: Romans 1:16
Reflect: When I think about being unashamed I think about a song I love singing at the top of my lungs. It is a song from my high school days. The song is “Love You Out Loud” by Rascal Flatts. Here is the chorus:
I’m gonna stand on a rooftop, climb up a mountaintop
Baby, scream and shout
I want to sing it on the radio, show it on a video
Baby, leave no doubt
I want the whole world to know just what I’m all about
I love to love you out loud
What are some things you are unashamed of and shouting from a rooftop? Most people know I love chocolate, enjoy being a mom, have a passion for teaching, and love to sing. When shouting about chocolate I usually get more chocolate. Shouting about being a mom, teaching, and singing, allows people to gain the opportunity to boost my confidence, which everyone needs from time to time. It all becomes about me. How can I change what I shout about to include more of the Lord and ultimately less of me?
I’m not sure about how shouting about chocolate can include more of the Lord. If you think of something let me know. I do know that shouting about being a mom can give God glory when I include all the times He has provided for my children when I couldn’t, or when He saved their lives when I was pregnant, and how He continues to guide me in how to be a godly mother. When I shout about being a teacher I can bring more light to Jesus when I talk about how God made all His children in His image and that regardless of abilities or disabilities we all have a purpose. Finally, when singing I can be quick to give God the credit for my talents and sing of and for him. How can you shout more for the Lord?
Pray: Maker of All Things, please be in my voice, in my actions, and in my thoughts. Show me where I can shine more for you and less for me. I want to stand on a rooftop to scream and shout for You!