Emboldened by the Sustaining Source reminds us to focus on our relationship with the Father. The time spent with Him, and intimacy in our relationship with Him, is transforming – causing us to boldly reflect His heart to the world.
- Proverbs 28:1 (TPT) Guilty criminals experience paranoia even though no one threatens them. But the innocent lovers of God, because of righteousness, will have the boldness of a young, ferocious lion!
- Acts 4:31 (AMP) And when they had prayed, the place where they were meeting together was shaken [a sign of God’s presence]; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness and courage.
- Philippians 4:13 (AMP) I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
A Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Be Bold in Your Confidence in Me.”
Proverbs 28:1 (MSG) The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one’s after them; Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions.
Beloved, be of good character – solidly founded in My Word. Walk with the confidence that comes of right relationship with Me. And then stay in that place. Choose wisely, and walk in integrity. From that solid foundation, live out loud and allow your faith to shine forth.
Let your actions speak for you, and your words – when requested, support the truths that your life already clearly portrays. Be bold – not in your personal accomplishments and beliefs, but rather be bold in your confidence in Me and who I AM, for I AM worthy.
Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Be Bold in the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 4:13 (TPT) The council members were astonished as they witnessed the bold courage of Peter and John, especially when they discovered that they were just ordinary men who had never had religious training. Then they began to understand the effect Jesus had on them simply by spending time with him.
Beloved, boldness doesn’t have to come from training or education. Boldness can come from firm and unwavering belief. True faith doesn’t come from unquestionable physical evidence, for where would faith be in simple fact? To exercise faith is to be confident in what is understood through less tangible means.
So rather than waiting for irrefutable evidence or certain levels of education, instead allow yourself to be bold in the Holy Spirit. Allow Me to lead and direct you – often in ways you’d never expect, and see how I move in and through you for My glory. That, beloved, is true faith – being wholly yielded to Me.
Another Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Be Emboldened.”
Proverbs 28:1 (TPT) Guilty criminals experience paranoia even though no one threatens them. But the innocent lovers of God, because of righteousness, will have the boldness of a young, ferocious lion!
Beloved, walk in righteousness as a child of the day. For you have been bathed in the Son’s light and reflect Melek Kabowd – the King of Glory, YHVH Ori – the Lord your Light. You are no longer a creature of darkness, so refuse to hide and cower, but rather be emboldened by the One who has redeemed you.
You have nothing to feel guilty or ashamed of when you walk in the light. And even if you should stumble, beloved, simply repent and realign with Me that your witness may be powerful and your light may not be dimmed.
A meditation of the Word by Becky Eddy is connected to this. It is based on Exodus 3-4.
Beloved, cultivate your walk in boldness with Me. Let your life in boldness come forth from My solid foundation, for your boldness is birthed in who I AM, not in your own abilities and inaccurate perceptions of yourself. Let your boldness flow from Who I am – that is your base for who you are.
I called to Moses from a burning bush; he answered, “Here I am.” I reminded him of Who I Am; then I spoke of how I had heard the cries of My people under the heavy hand of their oppressors and desired to bring them out from Egypt. I told Moses that I had chosen him to go before Pharaoh, telling Pharaoh to let My people go and that I had chosen Moses to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
Though one might think Moses’ response of “who am I to go before Pharaoh and to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?” is a picture of his heartfelt humility, it actually reveals his own mistaken personal identity problems! A single phrase echoes his mistaken identity as he begins his response, “Who am I?”
While our exchange continues, Moses offers his objections to My mission for him. Do you notice his objections center on his own view of himself? His focus is on his perceived lack of authority and diminished abilities.
Though I continually draw him back to the truth of Who I Am, My power, My strength and limitless abilities; though I promise to be with him and teach him what to say, Moses’ focus is on himself and not on Me. He believes his moving in the call from Me is dependent upon his own strength and abilities. In his heart, he is not understanding the value of My promise to be with Him.
My promise to be with Moses had its value in Who I Am, not in Moses faulty perceptions of himself. My promise to certainly be with you has its value in Who I Am. I AM truth; there is no lie in Me. I am present with you and willing and able to act. I Am the Creator of the universe, and more powerful than you. I Am Faithful and True. I Am loving and I am limitless. My abilities know no bounds. The depths of My heart are for you. I desire you to walk in closeness with Me.
Beloved, lift your eyes, heart and mind to steep yourself in Who I Am. Let your focus be on Me. Allow My Holy Spirit to open even more of your understanding of Who I Am, for truly knowing Who I Am allows you to live and move freely in the true identity of who you are. Rejoice in that truth and discover Who I Am in you.
I did not call Moses because of his own abilities; I called him to be a vessel to carry My glory. I do not call you because of your own strength or abilities. I call you to open the door and step into a deeper realm of understanding that you cannot fail with your eyes on Me.
Learn of the infinite capacities I possess and allow Me to reveal to you Who I Am, for doing so allows you to soar to new heights with Me. Seek to move in new freedom with Me, in the fullness of who you are in Me. For I Am your strength and your ability is found in My ability; who you are us found in Who I Am. You bring glory to Me and great blessing and freedom to you and others.
My Precious One, find your boldness and confidence in Me, for there is freedom for you in doing so. Trust Me to open your ability to draw even closer to Me, learning Who I Am; answer My call knowing Who I Am in you.
A final Prophetic Nugget from Daily Downloads from Heaven by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Boldness Birthed in the Quiet Place.”
Acts 4:31 (AMP) And when they had prayed, the place where they were meeting together was shaken [a sign of God’s presence]; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness and courage.
Beloved, boldness is birthed in the quiet place. Godly boldness doesn’t come from being brash or needing to be the center of attention. It is birthed in a place of yielded humility – one of beautiful intimacy with Me.
In intimacy, My nature is increasingly revealed. And as I’m known, faith in Me is the result. And from that firm foundation of faith, grows a holy boldness that is earth-shaking. When I meet with My children, they cannot help but be changed. And those who have been radically changed cannot keep it to themselves because such truth is too beautiful not to share.
So meet with Me. Yield in humility. Allow Me to shake you – to realign you and empower you for My good work. Then watch what I will do through you as we change the world together.
Matthew 9:30-31 (VOICE) And they could see. Then Jesus spoke to them as He had spoken to the leper. Jesus: Don’t tell anyone about this. But when the men (who could now see) left, they told everyone in the area they met what had happened.
A Meditation of the Word called “Christ’s Sufficiency” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.
Philippians 4:13 (AMP) I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
True self-confidence isn’t a matter of full reliance in our own strength and abilities. We find confidence when our identities are properly rooted in Christ. We become like trees that are planted by rivers of water. While we are called to stand, we are not expected to do so completely in own strength; we must draw from the Sustaining Source of all life. Seasons of heat force us to stretch our roots deep to find the Word and promises of God when they seem hardest to find. We are strengthened by God’s faithfulness and upheld by His flawless character.
Bold believers may not always feel brave when they look toward seemingly insurmountable odds. It may seem like the whole world is against them. It may seem like they are outgunned and outnumbered, so to speak. Weariness in their bones and hearts may tempt them to say, “I can’t do this!” But then, they remember. They look to heaven and remember Who is for them and with them.
Bold believers draw strength from what God has spoken and done for saints of the past, and they remember how God has been faithful to His personal promises to them. Instead of bowing in defeat, bold ones learn to dig deep and call upon God to be their “very present help” again and again. And God faithfully responds to their cries by empowering them through His Spirit. God is fully able to transform our “I can’t” into “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Psalm 46:1-3 (VOICE) God is our shelter and our strength. When troubles seem near, God is nearer, and He’s ready to help. So why run and hide? No fear, no pacing, no biting fingernails. When the earth spins out of control, we are sure and fearless. When mountains crumble and the waters run wild, we are sure and fearless. Even in heavy winds and huge waves, or as mountains shake, we are sure and fearless.
The name of the silk hidden in this image is Bold as a Lion. The colors in it are orange representing fierce passion, soft gold representing authority, mahogany representing warrior’s heart – praise in the mouth and sword in the hand (Psalm 149:3-7), khaki representing anointing, and gold shimmer representing radiant glory.
Father, help us to walk in boldness – for our hearts and actions to echo the Lion of Judah’s roar. Help us to stand on Your Word and in Your authority. May we choose intimacy with You as the single most important gift of our lives.