Being Bold in the Holy Ghost
Of the 3 points from this weekend’s Sermon, “Being Bold in the Holy” is most relative and practical to me at this point of my life. Allowing God’s Holy Presence to affect/effect everything. Allowing me to display boldness. Not boldness for “show-off” purposes, but boldness to get His job done.
For those of you that weren’t at the 11am service, after the message we had a time of prayer. Then, I technically dismissed the crowd. 3 people left. The others stayed and continued to worship. A lady came and knelt at the altar. God began to tell me that someone was going to be physically healed. Then the words “healing in the back” came to my mind so…I said them. I went to pray for the lady and she said she had come to the front to have her back prayed for. At that point, we followed James 5:14 and called the elders, anointed her with oil and proclaimed her healing.
What does being bold mean? Coming to the altar when you feel the need. Speaking a prophetic word when you hear a whisper of it. Hugging a neck. Praying for a co-worker. Speaking in a language that you have never learned.
Oh…that is just the beginning.
Posted on April 22, 2008, in Church Business, Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
I used to be confused on what holy boldness actually was. I went to a church in WV that their focus was on how hard you preached, how high you raised your hands, how much you praised (such as dancing, shouting, singing). It felt like a competition each service. I was more backward than some so I would feel pressured during services to perform a certain way for God. I now realize that it wasn’t God I was performing for but man. I do believe that dancing, shouting and singing are great ways to praise the lord but they should be done with gladness and joy towards the lord and not because someone is watching or thinks that is the way you praise. I now realize that holy boldness is just having the courage to listen and act on the things God is telling us to do. Not to be ashamed and wait for the next person to do it for us.
I heard that 11am was amazing!! I’m sorry that I missed it.
I have been relizing that being BOLD for me is that I need to step out of my element. I have been doing a lot of praying for God to lead me in the direction of speaking when It comes to talking to some of my family members. I know what I should saying but out of fear of what “reaction” I might get from them I hold back…..( I have seen it with another family member when they steped out)
I am getting better. I want to be that “BOLD” Mother, wife, sister, granddaughter, and friend when people come to me for advise, I want to be able to tell them what God wants me to without over steping…..Hmm as I sit here and write this I have started to think that its like the old saying. “Having your cake and eating it too” I need to just do it and obey what God is telling me to do. Not worrying about what people are going to say and what they might be calling me after the phone hangs up…….
God your are amazing !!!! Thank you for what you keep doing in my life and the lives around me. I have Faith in you Lord. Thank You for providing for my family.
Please lead us in the direction where Matt is going to work for you also Lord, I feel that you have already told me. God and I put it your hands to make this happen. I love God Thank you for everything you are doing!!!
Give me the Courage to step out Lord and Be BOLD I need you to take over Holy Spirt and use my mouth to speak for you in a way I can not. Thank you JESUS Thank you JESUS for this day you gave given me!!!
We were at all 3 services and got something out of each one, but the 11 AM service WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! As Pastor was telling us we were dismissed, I knew we wern’t done, I felt something powerful was going to happen. The Spirit (yes BIG S) was moving through the whole place, we were somewhere where peace was felt knowing that a healing was being done right before us. As I said to Chris Ellis afterwards, that it was such a wonderful feeling. I love my church very much, but when things like this happen I fall even more in love with this church and the church body.
It just keeps getting better !!!!!
I feel like God has been trying to take me in a diffrent direction ….He is showing me that I need to minimize the distractions in my life and be still in him. Im not sure what will come out of this,but you lead Lord and I will follow!
I love the fact that we had more time to pray at the 11am service. At times, our relationship with God is one of us waiting to hear from Him. It’s not that He’s not talking so we have to wait but more about us preparing ourselves to hear from Him. Preparing ourselves can take time; time to get quiet; time to quiet our thoughts in order to listen.
And the alter isn’t only for the unsaved. The alter is for everyone of us to bring our gift(s) and lay them before the Lord. No matter how long I’ve been living for God, I still need alter time. Not that I need for anyone to pray for me, just time to kneel before Him.
I never get tired of this scripture…
2 Chronicles 7:14
if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
I like studying the sermon during the following week from the notes that I take while hearing the sermon. I am diligently studying this one as I truly want more of God’s spirit moving in me and helping me help others. I don’t want to just “say” I want it. I am going to “pursue” it. Thank you, Jesus, for helping me!!!
I agree with Jaylene, especially the part about family members. I get so nervous when the subject comes up and I have a perfect opportunity to witness. I’m just so worried that I will over-do it, or under-do it. Or that they will avoid my call the next time because I got too ‘preachy’. I am really looking into this and praying about the best way for me to explore my boldness through Him.