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Friday, April 19, 2013
Be Bold & Confident
“Be Bold & Confident” By: Zach Wood Acts 7:54-56
Not only does God tell us
not to worry, but He wants us to be bold and confident.That is downright hard for many of us.When we initially think of being bold and
confident for God it can frighten us many times.Depending on our personalities and where we
are in our journey and faith in God, we react differently.
In the book of Acts, we see
a man named Stephen who was full of the Holy Spirit and filled with God’s power
and stood before the Sanhedrin giving them a powerful speech.At the end of that, not too many people were
thrilled and they dragged him out of the city and stoned him.
When I read this passage, I
often wonder if I could be so bold?What
is sometimes keeping me from the willingness to do anything for God?By sharing this passage, I’m not trying to
say God is going to call you to lose your life for Him in this kind of
situation, but if the situation presented itself, would you be bold and confident
and proud to lose your life for Him?
Often, when I get into
situations where I am encountering people with questions, I fear and worry that
I won’t know the answers to their questions.I’m scared many times that I won’t know the right words to share.Maybe some of you deal with the same
There are many times that
sins we have in our life keep us from following God, but also times when it’s
our lack of confidence and boldness.We
become afraid of the unknown and don’t want to step forward in complete
So I want to ask you these
important questions.What keeps you from
following God?What is holding you
back?What keeps you from being
completely and totally devoted?