Happy New Year, dear friends of Flowing Faith! What’s your word for 2016? I’ve been praying for mine for weeks. (If you’re interested in finding out yours and don’t know how to go about it, my blogging friend Lisa has a great post about the process.) Eventually, I was lead to word ‘boldness’.
It is a bit scary word. But after my year of ‘readiness’ it is a very logical one. Without readiness there could not be boldness. And all this in God’s time, God’s way, and with God’s grace-filled resources.
On the day I called, You answered me;
And You made me bold and confident with [renewed] strength in my life.
(Psalm 138:3, AMP,*)
So I do not worry about this. God will provide everything I need to be bold. I could not do that on my own. But it’s very easy for him. So I lean on him and will enjoy the ride.
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. (2 Cor. 3:12, NIV,*)
Andrew Murray encourages us this way “Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.”
I am looking forward to seeing God’s power at work in and through me. Nothing better in my book. Just think of the apostles in action. They spoke of Jesus with boldness. Not because they were educated or any other way amazing. But because the Holy Spirit filled them with faith, joy, and boldness. We are all called to do the same wherever we are. With the words of Charles Stanley “His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.”
So, by God’s grace, 2016 will be a year of boldness. Are you ready to let the Holy Spirit take over your life? I am. Come, Lord Jesus! All for God’s glory!
Q4U: What’s your word for 2016? You’re welcome to use boldness as your word!
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you embrace 2016 with boldness!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].Pin It