Week 2 Embrace the Word – January 2024: Living with Bold Faith

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As we embark on the second week of the new year, it’s natural for the initial motivation of January 1st to begin to waver. I want to encourage each of you to remain steadfast, stay committed, and press onward with determination.

We are entering week two of the Embrace the Word study, Lord, Make Me Bold! Week one was all about the boldness we can have. Our boldness comes from a fruitful relationship with the Holy Spirit. Just as Peter and John relied on the Holy Spirit as they faced challenges and great opposition, the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to be BOLD for Jesus. 

One of the passages we looked at last week is Acts 4:13. 

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.

These untrained, ordinary men walked in extraordinary boldness and confidence; why? They had been with Jesus.

It’s not about our background, education, status, or social connections. Our boldness comes from Jesus. In Him, we can embrace boldness and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. Like Peter and John, we can draw strength from our relationship with Jesus to face challenges, share our beliefs, and make a meaningful impact in our spheres of influence. Let’s continue to pray, “Lord, make me bold!” 

Next week, we will look at Bold Prayers! We can BOLDLY approach the throne of grace and find the help we need because of our compassionate High Priest, Jesus! 

Download your week 2 devotional guide ​here​! And, I’m giving you a part of the Lord, Make Me Bold journal each week. The full journal will be available soon! 

Download week one ​here​

So, let’s jump in!

Friends, I am here for you! Connect with me for prayer and encouragement or just to chat. You can also join us in the Sparrow’s Song Facebook Group ​here​, follow us on​ Instagram​, or reply to this email address. 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Your friend in the journey, 

Remember: The Word W.O.R.K.S. We are walking in Wholeness, Obedience, Righteousness, and Kingdom Success through the Word of God.

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