What does it mean to live a bold life for Christ? What does that look like in practice? What about my problems, needs, and inadequacies; how do I overcome those? How do I do that in this age when opposition to Christ is so widespread? All these questions, and more, usually pop up when someone suggests we need to step out and live our faith boldly. A bold, audacious faith walk? Isn’t that the path of someone more worthy?
In John 14:12 we read, “Truly, truly I say unto you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.”
Walking in wisdom by valuing what God values, improves the condition of everyone involved in the system; it will require sacrifice. Acquiring the courage and confidence to step out in a bold and audacious fashion is the goal of this website. Jesus assures us in John 14 that we can be “greater”. He will provide the strength and courage if we just act in faith. He prescribes the path and He leads us to become what He envisioned when we were knit together in our mothers’ wombs–we just need to act.
Romans 12:2 reads, “Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
When we learn to ask and trust God to fulfill His vision through us, great things happen. God said to Judah through Jeremiah, “For I know the plans I have for you” (Jeremiah 29:11). He has great plans for you too! We need to learn to be transformed by renewing our minds through immersion in his word and open prayer. We need to learn to step out on the water to do greater things for His glory! (Proverbs 3:5)
In Ephesians 2:10 Paul writes, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
God prepared you to do “Great” things–yes you! You may feel, “Not Me”, but he chose you. Ask Him in prayer what He wants you to do, and ask Him for the strength and power to fulfill it. Understanding your calling from God, and walking in that path are not easily boiled down to a few choice words. They grow slowly. Abide in the Word and grow to become intimate with the Lord your Father through prayer and reading His Word. When you receive the answer and feel it in your heart, ACT ON IT! Luke 16:10 says, “He who is faithful in a little, is faithful in much.” Often you may find that the Lord may test you first with the “small things” as you grow. The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 (vss. 14-29) demonstrates this principle. The master rewards His faithful servants by entrusting him with more and greater things. Pastor Rick Warren is quoted as saying, “You were created by God to add to life on earth. Once you are saved, God intends to use you for His goals.”
James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Finally, ask God regularly in prayer for wisdom, understanding, and discernment. He will grant you what you seek when you first seek Him. Through His Word and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God has granted us all we need to live a Bold Life For Christ. Speak with Him regularly as “Abba, Father” in prayer and thanksgiving. Remember He does not go back on His promises to give children what is best. We can’t even wish ourselves as much as God has in store.
Isaiah 55:11 “So my word, which goes forth from my mouth, will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire.”