March 20  – Go

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord…             2 Timothy 1:7-8

What is Christian boldness? Boldness is acting, by the power of the Holy Spirit, on an urgent conviction in the face of some threat. There are three things we need to be bold: Spirit-empowered conviction, courage and urgency. If one of these is missing, we won’t act boldly. Without sufficient conviction that something ought to be said or done, we won’t be bold. Without sufficient courage, we don’t have enough fiber in our conviction to face opposition or threats. Without a sufficient sense of urgency, we lack the fire under our feet to get us moving. People who are halfhearted, fearful or indifferent are, by definition, not bold.

Let us pray… “Lord whatever it takes, decrease the hold that unbelieving fear has over me and increase my boldness to declare the gospel to everyone you put in my path.”

Today’s Prayer Focus:  Pray for a boldness to share Christ with those around you!