Spending time in the presence of the Lord Jesus will impart holy boldness! What a beautiful sign of how God sanctifies and prepares us for ministry. The Bible informs us of this blessed benefit in several passages.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13) Notice how other people observe and remark upon the impact of Jesus upon His followers. God calls and anoints ordinary people to serve Him.
And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:31) Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ courageously with other people is a sign of Jesus’ influence upon us.
Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— (2 Cor 3:12) Hope imparts boldness!
. . . in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. (Eph 3:12) In Jesus Christ, we have both holy boldness and assurance of our salvation through faith in Christ. We have access to the throne of God through faith in Jesus.
Why do I call this article “Holy Boldness”? I do so because the unique boldness imparted to us through our relationship with Jesus is a consecration and sanctification of our very persons.
We are set apart for service unto our Lord and King. We are destined to bring glory to God, our Savior, as the verses quoted above confirm. So, brothers and sisters, share your testimony with holy boldness. It is within you; it’s available to you through Jesus who lives within every believer. God bless you.