Monday, February 29, 2016

Have Bold Faith

Do you have bold faith? God wants you to be bold in your faith toward him. Boldness is certainly not arrogance nor pride. It is confidence, assurance, and certainty. A bold faith has no doubt. With such faith God is pleased.

Bold faith walks with God. It prays confidently. Bold faith ministers to others with assurance. It's a faith that simply will not be denied. Genuine faith in God and His Son Jesus is bold. "Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him" (Ephesians 3:11-12).

How can you have bold faith? It's not based upon what you do, but what Jesus has done for you at the cross. It's based upon the shed blood of Jesus. Bold faith is not self-confidence. To the contrary, it's confidence in Christ alone. Have bold faith through Christ. "Therefore, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way" (Hebrews 10:19). Bold faith in God is through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Bold faith in God begins at the cross of Jesus. The price has been paid for you to have bold faith. It was paid in His blood. Three days later, the Spirit of God raised Jesus from the dead. Bold faith is based upon the power of His resurrection. The same Spirit of God gives you bold faith. "God has dealt to each one a measure of faith" (Romans 12:3).