Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Be Bold.

Graduation is fast approaching and many students are about to embark on a new journey in their lives.

“Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” – Ephesians 6:19-20

God has an individual purpose and plan for each one of us, but as the Body of Christ and followers of Jesus, we have a calling to grow up into mature faith, to the measure of the stature and fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-16)

We are called to be spiritual adults, not children, and we are called to deepen our knowledge of Him and grow our faith in Him.

And we are supposed to fearlessly and boldly share His truth and love to the nations. We often make excuses that only after we have our career path figured out, or get a steady job, or get married, or handle our family’s mess, then, and only after those things are worked out, God can use us to further His kingdom.

But the truth is, the day you’re spiritually raised from the dead and you accept Christ as savior and Lord of your life, is the day you start proclaiming the Gospel. You don’t have to wait; you can be in His purpose right now.

No more saying, “But I don’t know what God’s will for me is.”

On your prayer list, put this at the very top, above all other prayers and pleas:

“God, every time I open my mouth, You give me the words to say.”

This prayer is powerful and transforming. It will uproot you and put you in a place of flexibility and availability where He can reveal His plan and vision for you, while using you to further His kingdom.

Don’t let the uncertainty of your future hinder you from sharing the love of Christ.

God’s not concerned with what you’re doing. He says whatever you’re doing, do it to the glory of Christ.

Go do whatever you’re wired to do in the name of Jesus.

Don’t forget about MidWeek tonight as we start our new series, Checkpoint, studying the churches in Revelation ch. 2 & 3. We’ll see you at 6:30 PM following the 5:30 PM MidWeek Meal!

And join us on Sunday as we celebrate our graduating students and encourage them in their future of following Christ and boldly proclaiming His Gospel.