I’ll admit it. Even I feel the pressure from the world to keep quiet about my relationship with Christ. Everyone does. This world we live in does not tolerate followers of Jesus to be too open about their faith. If Christ followers started talking more openly about their faith the world would go nuts.
Just think what would happen if Christians were bold for Christ! There would be push back. Lot’s of it. But I assure you the kingdom would move forward through it all.
That’s exactly how Christ followers are called to live in scripture. Proverbs 28:1 says this:
“The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”
As believers we are given the righteousness of Christ through the redeeming blood He shed on the cross. Jesus died and rose again so that we can live. This good news (gospel) should push us to be bold. Think about it this way: We’ve all sinned, but God gifted us a life that we don’t deserve through His son. Let’s use this gift of a life for the one who did the gifting. Live your life for the one that gives life Be bold as a lion for Christ!
Maybe you’re like me and ask yourself, “who am I to be bold about anything?” Before any sermon, lesson, or meeting, that question always pops into my head but I always remind myself of the following verses:
“But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you”…” -Exodus 3:11-12a
We can be bold not only because God has granted us new life through Christ, but also because He’ll be with us through the whole thing. We aren’t called to be bold on our own. He’s going to be right there through the thick and thing when the going gets tough.
Now is not the time to put a bold life on hold, or wait until life slows down a bit. Now’s the time to get going Get in God’s word and live boldly as a follower of Christ.