Sunday, June 2, 2013

Salvation Sunday: Are you walking in BOLDness?

How are you living your life? Are you living it scared of what's going to happen to you? Are you worried about if you're going to live the next day? If you have kids, do you worry about them in the schools? If so, this is not how God wanted His children to live. 2 Timothy 1:7 says "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Question is how do we access this spirit of BOLDNESS.    How can it be used?

Well, let's take a look at 1 Samuel 17. In this chapter, you see a ton of BOLDNESS. In this chapter, the army of Israel is getting scolded and mocked by this Philistine giant. This enemy was prepared from His youth up by the worldly measures and He appeared to be scary. However, David was this tiny boy who was a shepherd in a field. See God can and WILL use anyone He can.  So, David stepped up to the plate and decided to fight on behalf of the army of Israel. He was unashamed and had the spirit of BOLDNESS. He had that spirit of BOLDNESS because he knew what God did for him.  In 1 Samuel 17:17, "David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of the Philistine....." That is complete BOLDNESS. David knew that the odds were stacked against in the physical, earthly sense. He knew that he didn't have as much training as Goliath. But, he knew without a shadow of a doubt that God had his back. He knew that God would put him on top and fight the battle.

Remember that power belongs to God. Acts 1:8 says "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria....". So once you have the Holy Ghost, you already have the access to the power of God. You have the power of God and now you can be BOLD.

In Romans 8, it talks about the benefits of being with God and how there are no questions of survival. Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.". So, whatever you're going through with God, just know that it will work out. And if you're going through your problem worrying how it's going to work out, here are some verses to encourage you and get you in the mindset of being BOLD. Romans 8:31: "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, then who can be against us?". Basically when you're with God, He's got your back and don't worry about it. No one can fight God and come out alive. When your enemies come out at you and you have God, you will not lose. You will be victorious. No matter how it looks like, you are more than a conqueror. In verse 35 &36, it talks about how there are issues and it doesn't look promising. Then, it goes on to say that through it all, we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ!!

So always remember that through Jesus, you will always win. Your trial will turn out for the good, if it's sent by God. You are a conqueror. When your trial/enemy is like Goliath, remember to fight with BOLDNESS!!! The battle is the LORD's.  

I also want to encourage you to seek His face continually. I don't how close everyone is to God. And it's okay to not be as close because you have the opportunity. And I know some people may say I can't come back to God because of what I've done. My past is too messy for God to accept me. Just want to encourage you to keep pressing because God always has your back. I encourage you to watch this video and see how God is always looking out for you and He steps in when you need it. This video is a huge blessing.  I know it blesses me every time I watch it. Enjoy!!

So through this week, I dare you to walk in BOLDNESS. Exercise the power that has been given to you by the Holy Ghost. Don't let your the appearance of your situations put you into fear!!! Be unashamed of what God has called you to do and fulfill it with BOLDNESS!!!

Stay blessed and be BOLD!!!

Salvation Sunday: Steven Gable

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