I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God… for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
- 2 Timothy 1:6-7
Have you ever felt timid or shy?
Have you ever struggled with feeling fearful and intimidated?
The devil loves to use fear against us. Satan wants us to stay complacent and paralyzed with fear so we never pursue the calling and dream God has for us.
However, fear is a lie!
As children of God, scripture tells us the righteous are as bold as a lion! (Proverbs 28:1)
Jesus, who is a mighty warrior, lives within us by His Spirit.
He goes with us every day as our constant companion and counselor, always having our backs when we need it.
The more we draw closer to Him in loving relationship and intimacy, walking in His Spirit and rejecting our flesh, the more this supernatural boldness becomes manifest in our daily lives.
Today, the Lord is speaking to you to be encouraged and bold! Every time the enemy tries to back you in a corner, remind yourself who you are in Christ! You have a mighty lion living inside you who is ready and waiting to roar at your enemy whenever he rears his ugly head.
You are not timid or fearful, but you have His spirit of power, love and a sound mind. You are righteous through Christ and bold as a lion. You are a child of God!
“Lord, I want to live boldly for you! Help me to draw near to you in every way. Stir up more hunger in me for you, God. I refuse to let fear stop me anymore. I am bold as a lion because you live within me.”