by Cindy Bice
Be bold in the Lord and in the power of His might!
I recently saw a picture of a cat looking at its reflection in a puddle of water. What the cat saw was a lion!
If you were looking at your reflection, what would you see? Would you see a victorious warrior or as defeated and insignificant? Look at yourself through eyes of faith and see yourself the way God sees you. He sees you through the work that Jesus wrought on the cross. When God looks at you, He sees you whole and victorious!
How you see God directly affects how you see yourself! Our perception is our reality.
It doesn’t take long in reading the Bible to see what a mighty God we serve! He is awesome in power! King of kings and Lord of lords!
In a day when we are pushed and shoved to be politically correct, I encourage you to stand for Jesus. Be bold in your faith and don’t ever shy away from sharing the hope that Jesus has placed in your heart. No one can ever take away your testimony in what the Lord has done for you!
When we moved to Hawaii, I overcompensated being considerate of others who believed differently from me so much so I found I wasn’t saying anything about my precious Lord. By living my Christian life by example so others can see Him in me, I found the Lord opened doors for me to share the hope I have in me with others. I also welcome any and every opportunity when the Lord opens a door, I walk right through it.
Being bold for the Lord does not mean that you are obnoxious and rude. What it means is you don’t shrink back from sharing Jesus when given the opportunity. You won’t win many souls for the Lord knocking them over the head with your Bible, but sharing the truth of the Gospels with the love of God in a thoughtful way, will make the hungriest soul want to know more!
Don’t hesitate to share the hope you have in your heart with others! You don’t have to defend the Gospel. By sharing your testimony of faith in Jesus, you have the potential to make a difference in someone’s eternity!
Be bold and know the Lord is with you!
Ephesians 6:19 (NKJV) “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,”
1 Thessalonians 2:2 (NKJV) “But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict.”
Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV) “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
PICTURE: Kauai Marriott Resort
SONG: Morris Chapman and the Maranatha singers – Be bold, be strong https://www.youtube.com/watch?
“TIMES OF REFRESHING” Garden Bible Study in Hawaii
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