Shine with Boldness
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13 KJV
I love reading the Word of God and seeing the word Now, everytime it is as if the word jumps off and causes me to leap in my spirit. It is an action word of a particular moment in time both past in context and present both spiritually and physically in the natural.
There are times in life when people will perceive you as ignorant and unlearned; that is to say: dumb, slow, to humble, not educated, not high speed, not outgoing enough, reserve, too holy or to God centered and not in manipulative or poorly motivated for worldly things.
Now, let this scripture encourage you to be who you are in Christ Jesus. When man perceives you as something and someone you are not allow God to reveal and shine through you. The work you commit to God will confuse the enemy, it will cause all your haters to relook who you are and more importantly who they are? They question, fear and stand in awe trying to explain the unmerited favor and grace upon you. They wonder why the traps and hinderances do not discourage but rather encourage you. They watch and take notice, they try to bring about more stress, pain, they use your work to make them look good and try to take credit for work that is not their own.
Know this, your work has not gone, will not go unnoticed. God sees. God knows. Others see and take notice yet still do not connect it is your faith, trust, hope and belief. It is you being a vessel of honor that God sees and in His season will use your trial and testing to miraculously heal, speak life, bless and turn the lost back to Him.
And they will marvel at your success, they will marvel at the places God allows you to be, they will marvel at the blessings and doors that continually pour down like rain upon you.
Now, let them see your Boldness!!
it is time to Shine
~ in Him ~