Duane Vander Klok
“…that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,” Ephesians 6:19
Every believer, whether they be young or old, introvert or extrovert, loud or quiet, and everyone in-between, is called to be BOLD. We don’t talk about this word very much in Christian circles, so what does it even mean? So often we hear or read this word and think about a radical and loud reaction to something. We equate it to ‘loud,’ ‘fast,’ and ‘intense.’ Sometimes we perceive something as ‘bold’ and think, “I could never do that! I’m too shy,” or “I don’t think that fast,” and so much more.
You see, there is an enemy that is trying his hardest to tell you that you can never be bold because of your unique and individual personality that may be ‘quiet’ in comparison to others. What if I told you that boldness isn’t always an external force that we can easily see and perceive. Instead, what if I told you that ‘boldness’ is a posture of the heart, mind, and spirit towards something or someone. It’s what you believe internally first, that then flows out into what you do.
Scripture tells us to have confidence in His word, have the courage to not waver in the Truth of God, and hold fast to the teachings of Jesus Christ. When we make Jesus our cornerstone, and allow all of our thoughts, words, and actions to flow from this position of faith in Him, then we begin to have boldness.
This week, let’s begin to look at ways to deepen our relationship and faith in Him. Let our confidence in His words and teachings become the foundation for our unique boldness in the world.