There is a story of a man who was legally blind. He had sought many treatments over the years with no success. Finally, he was introduced to a doctor with a treatment that cured him. His sight was restored!
This man had a lengthy commute to work by train. After this medical miracle, he would board the train each day in the very front car. During his commute he would walk from the front of the train all the way to the last car. As the man walked, he said to everyone on the train, “Doctor Jones healed me!”, “I was legally blind, no one could cure me, but Dr. Jones did.”
The man would then go to work, finish his day, and return to the train for his commute home. Once again, he would board the front car and walk to the back of the train telling everyone along the way, “Dr. Jones is amazing!” or “Dr. Jones changed my life.”
What an act of boldness by this man! He wasn’t concerned with what people would think or say about him. What this doctor had done for him outweighed any thought of embarrassment or inhibition.
Shouldn’t we be that bold in our faith? Shouldn’t we proclaim the goodness, grace, and mercy of God to everyone we encounter? God wants us to be bold in our faith and bold in our relationship with Him.
We should approach God boldly because He understands our circumstances. Remember, Jesus experienced it all! Hebrews 4:15-16 says, “This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”
In addition, when we are in tune with God’s will for our life, we can pray with boldness, fully expecting our prayers to be answered! 1 John 5:14-15 says this clearly, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”
Be bold in your faith as you share the love of God to all those around you!
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