10/4/2023 12:49:59 PM
Bold Because of Jesus
Regardless of your personality type, whether you are shy or outspoken or somewhere in the middle, Christians share a common trait. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
This passage does not mean we all have the same personalities, but that we have a similar outlook. Because of Jesus Christ, we are bold to live our lives according to God’s will regardless of what our society thinks is good. We are bold to trust his promises, even when we face severe hardships. We don’t give up on God because we know that he’s always blessing his people. We are always eager to serve, because Christ’s love fills our hearts. The cross of Jesus has set us free from being timid about God. We are absolutely sure that Jesus Christ loves us. Be bold with God’s promises this week — God will keep them! Be bold to live in a way that glorifies God — he will bless you!