To be bold is to be able to speak up in spite of danger, criticism or threats. We like to think of it as a personality trait, but it’s really not. Even the most timid person can have moments of boldness where they feel this surge of energy within them that causes them to speak up. Anyone can have moments where they’re bold about their opinions or faith. As a believer, the Holy Spirit empowers us with all boldness to share the Gospel. When He does, the message inside us becomes like a. fire in our bones. We feel like we’re going to explode if we don’t speak up and say what the Holy Spirit is speaking to us.
Think of Peter on the day of Pentecost. The disciples had been hiding in locked rooms out of fear. When the Holy Ghost came upon them, Peter stepped out on the balcony and proclaimed the message of Christ to all those in the streets. Several thousand accepted his message. He and the other disciples were infused with boldness and the Church grew. You and I have the same access to that boldness through the Holy Spirit as believers. Sharing our faith, speaking up for those who have no voice and following the call of God on our life require boldness. Pray today that God would give you the boldness to speak up when the time comes. We all need that kind of boldness at moments in our life.
Here are some Bible verses on the boldness God gives.
1. The wicked flee when no one pursues them, But the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1 AMP
2. Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.
2 Corinthians 3:12 NLT
3. On the day I called, You answered me; And You made me bold and confident with [renewed] strength in my life.
Psalms 138:3 AMP
4. All this is proceeding along lines planned all along by God and then executed in Christ Jesus. When we trust in him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go. So don’t let my present trouble on your behalf get you down. Be proud!
Ephesians 3:11-13 MSG
5. Let us be bold, then, and say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”
Hebrews 13:6 GNT