Last Blog I wrote about remembering to do some research on Boldness…. So I actually drank some real coffee(not my usually decaf☕️) to clear my mom brain🤯, sat down and studied the word “boldness”.
Eph 6:19 And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.
My first take away from this verse is that I can pray for boldness. It’s not just something I have to learn on my own. I can pray and have God’s help with getting it, using it (the right way), and keeping it. Cool, so, way less pressure on me! But, why? Why do we need boldness? Why do moms need boldness? This scripture says, “Ask God to give me the right words”. How many times have I called Ezekiel by Azariel’s name or vice versa?!?!? Like a crap ton and then some. And while I think that is just a funny tongue slip, there are other times when what I say is more serious. Times when I let my mouth blurt out whatever is floating around in my tightly squeezed into a mom bun brain. “Ugh, why are you being annoying, Child?” Yep I’ve actually said that! (no judgement please😬!) Actually, I’m sure I’ve said much worst but that’s what I’m willing to put out online for everyone to read. lol. So ya, I need God to give me the right words. And I need to have boldness to speak the right words to my children.
Phi1:14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers[a] here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message[b] without fear.
There seems to be a theme here: Boldness & Speaking. Not just speaking but specifically speaking God’s message without fear! What would God say to your children? What’s God’s message to your child? Is it that they aren’t doing their best? That they should try harder and do better? NO! Its that they are loved, forgiven and accepted! Instead of me yelling at my children because they didn’t do something up to “mommy clean” standard I can speak God's message into their spirits. (That is how I ask them if their room is clean, “Is your room ‘mommy clean’?” They always say yes but we all know there are clean clothes in the dirty hamper👖🧦 and muddy rain boots under the bed.)
Acts 4:29-33 And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. 30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness. 32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. 33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all.
There are times in momming when saying the right thing in boldness will be hard! There will be threats, eye rolls🙄, dirty looks and loud elephant stomps out of the room. (and who knows what the kids did after I stomped out…jk) But when we ask God for boldness, when we ask for the right words, and actually say them, then miracles can happen! We can be used by God through boldness. God can take our willingness to be bold and share His message to our kids(not only our kids but I just tend to mom-ify everything) and make something wonderful! If you need unity in your home, speak God's message with boldness! In Acts 4:31 they spoke the Word boldly, Then RIGHT AFTER that they were all UNITED! Heck yes! I googled “unity”, It’s synonyms are : harmony, agreement, peace, and togetherness. Um, Yes PLEASE! Who wants a peaceful home? Who wants a family operating in harmony? 🙋♀️ This mama!
Exodus 4:12 Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.
That says it all! Pray for boldness. Pray for the right words to say. Pray to speak God's message to your kids. Watch God bring boldness, miracles and unity!
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