To repeat "Amen" and "Praise the Lord." Or simply agree, by a nod of the head.
Yet, leaving the church building, My resolve just melts away.
What did cause my withdrawing? Why was I in such a fray?
I thought I had all I needed to fulfill the great commission.
But instead, working by myself was a cause for a great omission.
I was ashamed of my Lord that day - And, oh, how many times in between -
I have denied the one who bought me, As I perform my daily routine.
The boldness I needed so badly, Was surely lacking from my effort.
I hadn't the strength to sustain me; In my spirit there was no comfort
As I feasted on God's Word at home, I read of the Apostles' boldness.
And saw God's power, and not their own, Was the reason for their adeptness.
I saw how spending time with Jesus was what wrought such great victory:
Power to boldly speak forth God's Word, Regardless of government decree.
How I need to get alone with God, And beseech Him for His power.
Without the strength He alone gives, I can't live for Him even an hour.
I don't want to be ashamed of Christ -The one who gave His all for me -
I want to live for Him day by day! I want that great victory!
Going forth, but not on a whim, To go out boldly and to proclaim;
Spending my life witnessing for Him, That eternal life, others may gain.
So day by day, as I seek to please, The one who died and rose for me,
I must spend time with Christ my Lord, If not ashamed of Him, I am to be.