A believer, in recovery, looking to the Bible to know who I am in Christ.
In him we have boldness and confident access through faith in him. Ephesians 3:12
Unending, God-given Supply
I am bold in Him. Right?
Oh my, I don't feel bold. I feel timid. I don't want to open my mouth. I don't want to reveal my thoughts. I carry around old remembered shame from my childhood. I'm afraid of getting hit with even more hard knocks.
But this verse says I HAVE boldness. Now. Present tense. It's mine.
So who should I believe? The scripture or me?
The scripture. So I actually DO have boldness. What is boldness for? It's boldness to speak the truth and do what is right. It's boldness to love God with all my heart, mind, strength, and soul. It's boldness to love my neighbors as myself.
How many times I have stayed silent when I should have reached down deep for that boldness that IS THERE in an unending, God-given supply, and spoken out.
To grasp the boldness to work against an evil, to work against a lie.
I Am Empowered
The bible says to speak the truth. In love. That requires boldness. Tell someone about Jesus. It takes boldness.
I also have access. To the King of Glory. This is a special relationship. And so often I have walked around like I wanted to blend in with everyone else, like those who aren't children of the most high. What is wrong with me!
I have boldness and access. I am connected. I am empowered right now. My battery is fully charged. "I will never leave you, nor forsake you," he says. It is time, today, to believe Him.
Now, it does require faith. My faith has been lacking. I want to be all-in with Him. Not just one foot. Both feet. With faith. Trusting. Bold. Accessing. That's what being a Christian is. I want all of it. Today.
Lord, help my faith. Help me be all in. May I trust whatever you have in mind for me. May I be bold! May I speak and do your will. Today. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God ALMIGHTY. The whole earth is full of your glory. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!
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