B O L D N E S S
Proverbs 30 verdict: I do not want to be known for anything that chapter talks about. I want to be known for the boldness in my faith in Jesus Christ.
Boldness | noun | willingness to take risks and act innovatively; confidence or courage
In Acts 4, Peter and John are arrested and threatened for their boldness. “When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus... And now, Lord, consider their threats, and grant that Your servants may speak Your Word with all boldness, while You stretch out Your Hand for healing, and signs and wonders are performed through the Name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.” When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God boldly.” Acts 4:13-31
Wow. I want that. I want my boldness to be recognized so clearly that I have been with Jesus. I want my prayers to shake surroundings and every day I want to be filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking boldly for Christ.
Through Jesus, we have boldness and confident access to Who He is and who He has made us to be. What do you want to be known for? What is Jesus calling you to do? What would you do for Him if you had all the boldness and all the access? Guess what, you do! And “He Who calls you is faithful; He will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Pray BOLD. Follow BOLD. Trust BOLD. BE BOLD.
Now more than ever is the time to be bold. We need Jesus and we need each other. What is holding you back?
“Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.” Matthew 4:20