In my sub-conscious; I’ve had the idea of BOLDNESS… bouncing around in my head lately, and it wouldn’t go away. In fact, several days back, someone responded to me about my BOLDNESS; in a complimentary sense… as a “bold warrior.” I’ve never really thought, much, about how it might apply to me, but again, sub-consciously, I FELT it. I felt a responsibility towards it use and meaning… for me. Whenever I heard the word, I was immediately SENSITIVE to it…. I am now, more aware, and…more PROUD.
That said; I’ve come to realize that my “presence” has taken on a bit more BOLDNESS than I’ve felt in all times past. Sure, I’ve always had a bit of “pushiness” about me. I thought myself to be FORWARD… a straight talker. I never wanted anyone to have to “read-between-the-lines”…. to miss-understand my point. I’ve ALWAYS favored the DIRECT approach. But…. NEVER thought myself to be BOLD.
Now, though, I feel different. I wear my Badges of BOLDNESS on my hat brim, on my lapel, and around my neck. I “hang it out” for ALL to SEE, or hear, or touch. You get what you see. It was like, in the PAST, I was “all dressed up” (in boldness), but nowhere to go. I REALIZE now, that God has been putting me through “many years” of TRAINING. He was PREPARING me to REPRESENT Him. I FEEL the responsibility, too; of what being a Bold Warrior entails.
I feel satan attacking me; attaching himself to my thought, word, deed, and action. He’s challenging me…I believe….that satan….KNOWS me… by name. He or ‘one of his drones’ is walking in my SHADOW. I know it. But then, so does Jesus…. As does God the Father, and the Holy Spirit…all… my PROTECTOR. The EVIL one knows, too, that I’m not hesitant, not fearful, but blatantly aggressive to attack him, and all that he stands for. They know that I’m preparing my DEFENCE, that I’m wearing God’s Armor. The EVIL one… recognizes me from the “old days,” when he RULED my life; and they’re not prepared to “give-up” on me. They want me back. But, this time, God is my PROTECTOR. I’m protected by the BLOOD of JESUS. I’m a WARRIOR for CHRIST. I’m dressed for BATTLE.
This is not just me….no… it’s you, as well. The EVIL one is after us all…. Biting at our heels, testing us, placing worldly temptation in our path, trying their best to pollute our minds with worldly filth and degradation. Be on the “look-out.” Know this… if you don’t “feel the evil one,” then it’s because he already has “claimed you,” as his own. You’ve given in, and don’t even know it. What are the “signs?”
Being over-confident; too comfortable with who we are; indulgent; too tolerant of issues that we know are against God’s law; too apathetic; too willing to be like the “other guy;” too willing to skip church, skip prayer, skip the Golden Rule, skip politeness, accepting rudeness, and find disobeying God’s PLAN for us is becoming easier and easier…. when WE KNOW BETTER. We KNOW immediately when we’re doing WRONG, and we continue to do it. This is when satan is “biting at our heels,” and then therefore, we are accepting satan’s attack… over God’s LOVE. Acts 4:31 – And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Beware. BE…BOLD!!! …Blessings…cjlb…4/14/15
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