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“A TIME FOR BOLDNESS”

SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 13:42-47
MEMORY VERSE:
“And Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, ….” – Acts 13:47
Alex Haley in Roots wrote these words: “Through his sorrow Kunta was surprised to hear that the old gardener had been called Josephus. He wondered what the gardener’s true name had been, the name of his African forefathers, and to what tribe they had belonged. He wondered if the gardener himself had known. Most likely, he had died as he had lived, without ever learning who he really was.”
I read about a man named S.L. Potter in LeMesa, California. On his 100th birthday, he decided to do something that sounded crazy. He decided to jump from a tower. His four children, ages 68 to 74, were against it; but in spite of their reservations, S.L. climbed a 200-foot tower and flung himself off on an elastic cord called bungee. When he landed and was unstrapped from his bungee cord, his first statement was ‘Give me back my teeth!’ Can you think of a greater tragedy than that?
To die and never really discover who you were, or for what purpose you were created? King Solomon wrestled with that question his whole life long. “Who am I?” he wondered. “Why am I here?” Finally, at the end of life, he gained the perspective he had sought all along. And when he did, he shared his wisdom through a series of life-teachings we call “proverbs.”
His teachings can be summed up with one imperative, expressed in several ways. “Be bold,” he exhorted his readers. “Live boldly, exuberantly, passionately. Don’t just punch in… really live.” No one should live more boldly than the Christian because no one has more assurance of God’s love and leading. Don’t live never knowing who and whose you are. Live boldly! 
MEDITATION
• Am I bold?
• Can I stand to defend the things of God even before friends?
PRAYER
Thank you for giving me insight into what I have. Amen
THOUGHT
As a Christian you must live boldly and confidently
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