Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)
The first Christian musical production I ever sang in was called “Good News” and I recognized the presence of the Lord. My first serious boyfriend, Mark (my future husband) had a cathartic experience during our presentation when we were seniors in high school. He stood up in front of peers, teachers, and parents and professed his faith in Jesus Christ. I was so proud of him I could hardly breathe.
My low self-esteem caused me to be “terrified” to speak in front of anyone. I shrank back to a position of a proverbial “wallflower” even though I totally identified and agreed with everything he said! I fell a little more in love with Mark that day although my mother was very critical. Speaking the truth of God takes boldness when the world and even those closest to us do not approve. I desired to be bolder for Jesus!
Prayer: Lord give us the courage and boldness to testify of you when we understand an unction from you that should not be denied.
Thought: Have you ever felt an undeniable quickening to do something but did not act upon it? You realize the window of opportunity is gone and only regret stands in its place.