Continuing with the theme of trust God from yesterday, how should we behave when we are doing things for the glory of God. I remember reading a story of a man walking down the street. He felt that God was leading him to talk to a couple of men standing across the street, about Jesus. He decided to obey and started to walk across the street. Right as he was about to get to them and begin the conversation, they both turned and walked away. I believe this is a story about God testing the man doing His work. He wants us to be bold. “To boldly go where no man has gone before…”
Paul writes at the end of his letter to the Ephesians, “And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.” (Ephesians 6:19-20, NLT). When doing God’s work, we can’t be wimpy; we have to bold! Think about it. Is our God timid and shy, or is He glorious and mighty? In proclaiming God, we cannot only deal with other Christians. We have to deal with the world. This is the message for all people, not just the few who have heard it already.
When God prompts us to move, we cannot be shy or timid. We have to stand in the power He has given us, and boldly proclaim His name. I know this isn’t easy. This can be really hard with organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), who do not want us to speak about our God openly. But as Christians, God is a part of us. He lives inside you and me! He gives us the strength to do what He asks of us. All we have to do is get over our doubt, and accept His power.
I pray that we are all able to stand in His power, and boldly proclaim His name to all the world.
Psalms to Pray: Psalm 31