Luke 12:32 (NIV) - “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”
The word boldly sometimes refers to not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger, or be courageous and daring. Someone ask me what does living bold means to me. It means knowing who you are, whose you are and living and walking in this truth. It is walking your talk, speaking truth, knowing your purpose and using it for the greater good and for God’s kingdom. It is living freely, fearless and filled with joy. What is living bold to you?
After providing this response, I reflected on why for so long I lived in fear and questioned my courage. Why dim my light? I realized that knowing whose you are was key. Jesus served as a great example of living boldly. He was so bold and loved us so much he gave his life for us. If we know the truth (who we are, and whose we are), if we learn his word and speak his truth honestly and authentically, and we know the authority he has given us, why not live bold? Acts 4:29 says And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness.
Today’s verse is a reminder to not be afraid, your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Does this mean not to fear, trust God, he will provide for you, his intent all along was to give you the Kingdom? If this is true, why not live bold. I encourage you to live bold and in truth. I encourage you to read Luke 12.
Thank you for the reminder that there is no need to fear that you are pleased to give me the kingdom. That knowing and speaking your truth gives me the courage to live bold. I pray that all your children find courage and do not fear. That they speak your word with all boldness. That they remember you are pleased to give them the kingdom. They must live bold. I ask this in your son Jesus’ name Amen!