1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.”a bold attempt to solve the crisis”
2. not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff;courageous and daring:a bold hero.
A couple weeks ago I was talking to God. I asked Him if He would give me a word for this year. A word to live this year. I want this year to be for Him, so what does that look like?
His answer; bold. Live bold.
Do not let the unknown, the rejection, or the non-understanding-ness (not sure that’s a word-but you get what I’m trying to say…) of others stop you from doing what I called you to do. Don’t let the promises I’ve given you wither away. I have not called you to live a fearful life. Live boldly. Be bold in your decisions.
What does that look like? How do I live boldly? The only way to answer this is to look in His word.
“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God BOLDLY. All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”-Acts 4:31
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:6-7
“Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.”- 2 Corinthians 3:12
I could keep going on examples of what God says about being bold. I am thankful for a Father who not only speaks to me. And when I ask, He answers.
This. This is how I want to live this year. I want my faith to be lived out boldly. God has already told me about some hard conversations that i will need to have. They are not going to be easy. I will have to be bold. But also He has showed me they will be good. If I step out in faith. This is what is coming. Boldness.