No one knows everything. Everyone knows only some things. Yet, there are some who think they know everything or at least try to project themselves as one who knows everything.
The truth that emboldens you to be proud is harmful for the spiritual health of those around you. Much more harmful for yourself.
The line between loving yourself and loving yourSELF is thin for most people.
I understood three things about the BOLDNESS that is of God; hope this Word enriches your heart and soul.
Received In Humility
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, (Ephesians 6:19)
Paul was seeking prayers so he may receive boldness to speak the mysteries of the gospel to the lost souls.
Paul was a learned man, well educated and had a reputation among his own people before converting to Christ (Galatians 1:13-15). In other words, he was intelligent and zealous in the traditions of his fathers. What happened after his conversion? He radically changed into a man of God, poor in spirit, humble and meek, ready to do whatever God commanded. He moved from living in his own passions to now walking in God’s compassion.
No apostle or believer will do anything for God of himself; he does as he is told, guided by the Spirit of Truth. He is obedient and mindful in this new walk. He is a new man, a new creation. Born of God, is of Heaven, a stranger to earth, carrying only the burden of Christ in his heart.
Believed by Faith
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
The boldness to come before the throne of Grace, in prayer, is an act of faith. Faith which we received when we entered into a new relationship in Christ. Unless we do not know who we are before in prayer, we cannot experience the effect of God’s truth which produces the boldness to speak the gospel.
In Acts 4:31, we see how when the Apostles prayed, the place where they were gathered together shook, the Holy Spirit filled them with the boldness to speak the gospel to those before them.
Released in Love
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: (Ephesians 4:15)
Finally, what we receive from God, and believe, cannot be contained in our hearts and minds. It will burst forth! The bursting forth of truth carries with it the fruit of the Spirit. We speak in love, for peace, by faith, in all joy, and gentleness, meekness, longsuffering, goodness and temperance.
This boldness is powered by the heart of Heaven, the Love of God, the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit.