BE BOLD AS A LION

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Proverbs 28:1

Guilty criminals experience paranoia even though no one threatens them. But the innocent lovers of God, because of righteousness, will have the boldness of a young, ferocious lion!”

The Passion Translation

Matthew 10:16

Now, remember, it is I who sends you out, even though you feel vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes yet as harmless as doves.”

The Passion Translation

We are living in a time where we are encountering the explosive nature of evil. It seems like everyday we are experiencing some form of lawlessness associated with evil. Whether it is people running red lights, porch pirates, usury on some level, usually credit debt or criminals raiding stores. We see it on a very blatant level today. I personally witnessed two young adults, a male and female together, stealing two 24 packs of alcohol from a mini mart. Laughing during the whole robbery. The mini mart employee could only video the license plate and car, due to corporate protocols.

I know that this is not even something brand new, although it has become rampant and without remorse. It reminds of the scripture as follows:

“And here is the basis for their judgment: The Light of God has now come into the world, but the people loved darkness more than the Light, because they want the darkness to conceal their evil. “

John 3:19 The Passion Translation

The more we study the word of God and hold it in our hearts, we come out of the darkness and become more like God. We lose our appetite for darkness and gravitate to the light. and the light will hurt our eyes! Just like coming out of a dark room to the outdoor sunlight. The solution to become bold is to become more like God. We take on His righteousness.

Being bold, gives the ability to stand up to evil in the darkest of days. Overcoming evil and darkness shows that we are for the Kingdom of God. In this day we are bringing Heaven to earth. Darkness will not prevail if we move forward in boldness for the Kingdom.

So let’s define the word bold.

1. Fearless before danger

2. Showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit, a bold plan

3. Confident and courageous

The Lion is the King of the land. Lions are apex land predators. They occupy the highest trophic level in their environment, meaning that no animal hunts them. God chose us to have dominion over the entire earth. We have given our authority away to do this unfortunately. God is calling us back to take up our God given dominion over the earth. He also has given us boldness to take it back.

Today, I encourage to be bold in your sphere of influence to model the Love of Jesus. I encourage you to believe what God tells you to do according to the call on your life. I encourage you to not be faint but to ask for more boldness to walk the journey you have with Jesus. You will not be disappointed!

Here are some more scriptures regarding being bold.

“So don’t lose your bold, courageous faith, for you are destined for a great reward!”

Hebrews 10:35 The Passion Translation

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all:

Don’t give up; don’t be impatient;

be entwined as one with the Lord.

Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope.

Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!

Psalm 27:14 The Passion Translation

“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”

John 14:27 The Passion Translation

“And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”

John 16:33 The Passion Translation

We are greater than the Lions! We have dominion over them also. Think of how much more God has given us to start getting ready to rule and reign with Him. We are more than conquerors and have the authority to take back that which has been stolen and in some cases forgotten. We can refer back to the original plan in the Book of Genesis 1:26, 1:28

” And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

King James Version

Be blessed and be bold today!

Jesus Loves Me Podcast: Grace

Episode 12

Jana and Sharon discuss grace in God’s Kingdom and how it impacts our lives as Christian Believers. Learn about the difference between grace and mercy with wisdom and understanding.


Be Still

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Beginning 2021

The beginning of this year has already had its share of horrific fallout from 2020. Though we are terribly sad at what the world is facing, we also have a positive outlook for this new year. God is telling us to be still and know that He is God. He is asking us to keep our eyes on Him and do only what He tells us to do. We’re good with that!

Read what Psalm 46:10, The Passion Translation, says, “Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.

God will Heal

Come, and let us return to the Lord;
For He has torn, but He will heal us;
He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight.

Hosea 6:1-2, NKJV

We’re So Sorry!

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We feel pretty terrible. We just discovered that all of our comments were being put in a spam folder. So, for the past two years we missed hearing from you!

We are sooooooooo sorry! We didn’t know that we needed to check the spam folder. We feel like numbskulls.

Please, please, please comment on everything we do!

We feel awful and always wondered why no one comments on our stuff. Duh. But, now that we know, we will fix the issue.

Thank you for bearing with us this whole time and if you are new to our blog, welcome!

Regrettably,

Sharon & Jana

The Lord’s Vindication

Isaiah 54:17 ESV – 17 no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.”

Jesus Loves Me Podcast: Trust

Episode 10

Jana and Sharon talk about what it means to trust God, ourselves and others from a Biblical perspective. Trust can be a challenge and we must be willing to risk it for our relationships.


God is Faithful

He Wants to Trust Us

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God is faithful to us even when we are not being faithful to Him. He is constantly working to keep us safe, to guide our ways, and to nurture love in our lives. He is our Champion in every way. He supports and promotes us minute by minute. And He teaches us to be like Him. He carries the majority of our relationship with Him in His fullness and power. We need only lean into Him and He responds immediately.

We can trust Him.

The easiest way to understand, know and believe the trust God has for us and how we can trust Him is to read the Bible. The Word of God is a critical tool and manual for living. And of course, it will build our faith overall. As we understand trust more, we are capable of greater things.

The Word says to take care of the little things in life to be trusted for more in Luke 19:17, TPT which reads, “Splendid! You have done well, my excellent servant. Because you have shown that you can be trusted in this small matter, I now grant you authority to rule over ten fortress cities.” Trust then needs to be developed and increased as we work to mature in Christ Jesus. The best part is that He will show us how.

He is wise and gives wise guidance as we trust in Him, not in our own understanding. Proverbs 3:5–6, TPT says, “Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.” We are limited in this human form and need His help and support on a daily basis. We need intimate relationship with Him.

Excerpt from my current book: Hardwired to Trust God: And Exploring Trust for Ourselves & Others.

Hardwired for Glory

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What Does Glory Look Like? 

In a word, Glory fosters wonder. Wonder is a feeling of surprise and admiration caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. Wonder is a curious desire to know something amazing — it’s something to marvel at. 

God’s Glory is unmatched in life-changing brilliance and wonder. Its magnificence is unparalleled. Its beauty blinding. Its majesty unknown. God’s Glory goes farther and faster, reaches deeper and wider than anything we can imagine. Its wholeness is cosmic. Its love is unmistakable. And its peace is delicious. 

Why? Because the Glory is comprised of God Himself. It carries His character and attributes. Imagine that. Glory is God’s all-consuming presence and essence. Glory is the anointing that inhabits God’s people. Glory causes us to be showered in the Spirit where we can heal miraculously in body, soul and spirit. Glory walks with God’s people changing lives every moment of every day.  

This Post is an excerpt from our Book, Hardwired for Glory: 21 Strategies for Personal Transformation

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