Daily Worship


June 20, 2015 0 0

Acts 4:18-22

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.

We have been given confidence because of His name. 
Confidence in the Father’s deliverance.
Confidence because of the Son’s sacrifice.
Boldness through His Spirit.
His Spirit tenderly pierces the outer shell of our hearts,
beckoning us to come out from hiding.
Beckoning us to dismantle our walls, brick by brick, which we built long ago.
Some bricks we put up on our own accord, but most were put up out of necessity
to protect us from the eyes and words of others.
As God’s Spirit begins to painfully tear back our outer layers, we feel freedom.
It feels as if we can breathe for the first time.
It is a freedom rooted in confidence.
A freedom that allows us to speak and live in all boldness.
Boldness not of our own, but supplied by God’s Spirit,
lovingly poured out for us in order to introduce real freedom.
A freedom of boldness and confidence.