What would happen if we believe....
boldly believe that
HE is able
He is Faithful
He will never fail us
He makes all (as in ALL) things possible
where the Spirit of the Lord is there is FREEDOM
That the veil has been taken away so that we CAN SEE and REFLECT the glory of the Lord you get the point?
2 Corinthians 3
Are We beginning to praise ourselves again? Are we like others, who need to bring you letters of recommendation, or who ask you to write such letters on their behalf? Surely NOT! The only letter of recommendation we need is you yourself. Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter’ is not written with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone but on human hearts. We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. Its is not that we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. He has enabled us to be ministers of His new covenant. This is a covenant not as written law, but of the Spirit, The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life.
The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people os Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. Shouldn't we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy spirit is giving life? If the old way bring condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious the new way, which makes us right with God!
In fact, that first glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the new way. So if the old way which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever!
Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.
We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away. But the people’s minds were hardened and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can only be removed only by believing in Christ. Yes, even today when they read Moses’ writings, their hearts are covered with that veil, and they do not understand.
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the spirit, and wherever the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord- who is the Spirit- makes us more and more like Him as were are changed into His glorious image.
Sooo..... oh my gosh I am excited!! The Lord has been asking me to be bold! what does this mean? be bold?!!? Jesus I am loud what else can I do? He responded with I did not ask you to
be loud I asked you to be Bold! Be bold in me and through me! You can be loud and not be bold at all, and just the same you can be as quiet as a mouse and be as bold as ever.
(of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous
(of a color or design) having a strong or vivid appearance.
The deffiniton OMG!!!
take risk! confident! courageous! STRONG and VIVID appearance!
I am learning how to be Bold because of Christ the one living inside me!
I am being bold in who I am, and what I bring to this world because of whose glorious image I am made in, and because of what God, Jesus, and Holy spirit have given me. What have They given me that I can be bold in? EVERYTHING! They have and are the creators, of everything! So what do I bring to the table...I boldly bring and inspire life because They are life! I boldly bring and hold hope because They are hope! I boldly bring Peace, Joy, Love, and list goes on and on because They go on and on! They are the beginning and the end so I can be bold in anything and everything because They have called me to be bold and reflect their glorious image!
So I am on my journey of being bold in everything....are you willing to be bold?