Acts 4:29-31 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your words,
(30) by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.
(31) And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Brothers and sisters, have you ever been afraid to speak your mind, to say what you really thought, because you were afraid of feeling foolish or offending others?
In life, it can be difficult to tell others what we really think, let alone share our feelings about Jesus and what He has done for you.
In the Book of Acts, we witness the apostles out on a mission to tell the world about Jesus. They are doing so in a world that wants them to shut their mouths. There are places in the world today, where the feelings are the same, shut your mouth.
The apostles’ response to such condemnation is beautiful and inspiring. They seek God as their refuge, caring not for the opinions of others, but asking for boldness despite the criticism and punishment of the world.
The apostles’ view of God was big. They realized they were merely servants of God, called to relay His message of salvation to a lost and broken world. The message wasn’t their opinions; it was God’s truth. God alone would give them the boldness they lacked when dealing with such a hostile world.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and truth. I pray You would enable me to boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not really have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.
Written By Edward Jeffries