1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 – For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. 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.
Character and courage are what is needed in your walk with Christ. Paul had both of these qualities in his life. He preached the message of the gospel fearlessly despite great opposition, a direct result of the Spirit’s filling. If you are to be successful in your Christian walk here on earth, you will need to be just as dependent on the Spirit as Paul was. Operating in the flesh will result in guaranteed failure, moving in the Spirit will lead to sure success. No matter the difficulty Paul faced in his life, he was always bold in his God!
Would you call yourself a bold person? Do you have great confidence in the Lord? Listen, even if you do, you can always use more! That is your challenge for today, to be so bold in God that you offer yourself to be used mightily by Him to reach and impact others. That person at work that you would normally avoid, be bold and go talk to them and ask them how they are doing. The neighbor you have been complaining about, pray and ask God to open an opportunity to befriend them and minister to them. Step out and be bold in the Lord and see what doors He will open for you and then walk through them in the confidence that He will both use you and be with you. God bless you.
Have a God centered week,