Thursday, May 27, 2010

Boldness (Replay)

On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 I did a WFTD (Word For the Day - for those who do not know the meaning) on boldness.  I have said it before, but sometimes I think some things bear repeating.  We all read the Bible and same passages several times but we all get different meanings depending on how the Word speaks to us.  So without further adieu, here is "Boldness".

May 28, 2008

Good morning family and Happy Hump Day to ya!

I pray that everyone had a good holiday weekend.  I tell you, I have to thank God for keeping my family as we traveled on the highway to and from Milwaukee over the holidays.  The roads were not for the faint of heart over the holidays especially with bad weather out there.  It's the vacation though that really let me see again my children in action since Daddy is off at work these days.  I mean man, I am learning that I can learn a lot from children.  I think I mentioned this once before, but I think it could be repeated that children have no sense of holding back their thoughts based on the circumstance.  They say what's on their mind at that exact same moment.  It is us, we have learn to bridle our tongue and hold our thoughts when they need to be said.

For example, my daughter went to visit some family friends and she walked into the home where someone apparently had just finished cooking/eating – smelled like some good home cooking to me!  Well my daughter turns around and says, "IT STINKS IN HERE!".  We were like no Zion, that's not nice, do not say that.  However, you could see the frustration on her face because she felt she had not done anything wrong.  It is this very same boldness that all of us need to maintain because some of us get run over by the world and others in it.  In 1 John 2:28, it says,
"And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming."
Confidence and unashamed.  That's what I saw in the face of a 3 year old that day.  I rather felt bad for having her to be quiet because I fear that the very things that make her a bold person, we are asking her to suppress.  If we aren't careful, we could suppress them forever and wonder why she is a quiet & meek little adult woman.  The word says we should be confident and unashamed.  As adults, we should be looking within to find that boldness to speak out for and about the Kingdom of God even when the situation feels uncomfortable to you.   Walk boldly throughout your day and remember you are a child of God who is not ashamed of you!

Be blessed and have a good Hump Day!


Antoine E. Hall


"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." - 2 Samuel 22:33
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