So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders. Acts 14:3
When someone believes in something strongly enough, he will tell others all about it. Knowing that he knows what he knows will give him the boldness to speak about his views.
Every person has his own personal views on most things. On some things, it may be a very strong belief, while on others it is a loosely held belief. On the strong beliefs, he will be bold in presenting it to others as opportunities open up. Great salesmen are known for doing this.
Paul and Barnabas spent some time in Iconium. They boldly kept talking about Jesus. As they did this, God made it possible for them to do many miracles.
Every believer has a belief in God who saves the soul and does great miracles. Even though they believe in a great God, most are unwilling to talk boldly about God. They are afraid of offending someone or have fallen for the lie that it is a deeply personal thing to believe in Jesus and not to be pushed on anyone else.
God has called every believer to be His witness. They are to be His salesmen giving away the greatest news of salvation. As a believer is bold in speaking God’s word to the people, God will show up with many signs and wonders, saving people.
Boldness means one will speak up, not being worried about what others may think, say or do. The world is bold in promoting their views with no fear or shame and they are doing it for things that ultimately bring about death.
The message of believers brings eternal life.
As a believer, you have the message of eternal life. God is on your side and will show up when you lift Him up before the world. Be willing to tell the world what you about and have experienced with God. Do not fear what the world may think, say or do, but allow God to do a great miracle in their lives.
Unless you speak boldly, they cannot hear and God cannot work in their lives. As you go out today, ask God to show you who you can talk to and to give you the words to speak. Then ask God to show up with signs and wonders.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will speak God’s word boldly; that you will not fear talking about Jesus; and that God will use you to reach the world for Jesus.