I believe it’s incredibly important to research and understand what you believe; particularly if it comes from habit or “how you were raised.” For many, many years I’ve described my spiritual beliefs as a “patchwork quilt” believing a little of this and a little of that, but not committing to any one belief. And using the word “spiritual” instead of “religious” even sounded smoother, less conforming.
This is where boldness enters the equation for me. It’s a new word, one I’m not entirely comfortable with and one that exudes confidence. We’ve all know people who seem to just bleed boldness, nothing scares them, they face the world head on, they give a speech to a hundred people and nary a sweaty palm!
When the Council saw the boldness of Peter and John and could see that they were obviously uneducated non-professionals, they were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them!
…..telling them with all boldness about the Kingdom of God and about the Lord Jesus Christ; and no one tried to stop him.
This being so, I want to remind you to stir into flame the strength and boldness that is in you, that entered into you when I laid my hands upon your head and blessed you.
In the book: “The Pieces” and this blog, I hope to inspire and aspire boldness, the truth as I understand, the work that is being done behind the scenes and in front of me – marking a path with lights and little scraps of paper. Pieces of Truth. God’s Truth.