Saturday, September 5, 2015

Older and Bolder

Today is my birthday. A "milestone" birthday, at that. It's funny because I don't think of myself as being "this old" haha - - except on days when I'm having lots of aches and pains - - but on those days I really try to focus on my blessings rather than the pain (easier said than done sometimes).
But today I am definitely going to focus on my blessings, because the Lord has truly blessed me in so many ways - - especially with a loving family and friends. And as I think about my many, many blessings, I have more of a desire to live a life that makes God smile. Recently I was thinking about positive changes I could make in my life as I turn another year older, and it occurred to me that I need to be bolder. Not becoming more outspoken, but being bolder in sharing my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Does this mean I must approach strangers and ask if they are Christian? No. But I need to look for every opportunity to share my love of Christ with others, and make the most of every chance to let people know what the Lord means to me, and how He will help others.
I cannot imagine how my life would be if I didn't have my faith in Jesus, and I feel burdened for those who don't share this faith. So may I find ways to help others who need Christ in their lives, and may I be bolder about doing so!

     In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.      Ephesians 3:12