Reflecting on lessons learned from Sunday morning while watching a National Championship game is challenging. For those of you wondering when and where my next post on Third Day will be, all I can say is it will be done before too long. In other words, I left some notes and stuff behind so I had to postpone but I do have my notes from church.
As we move through life, most of us become passive, logical, rational adults who seldom take real risks. We often just pass through life without stepping out of our comfort zone. In our lesson on Sunday, we studied from Acts 4:8-13. Key verse is Acts 4:13. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.”
Background was that Peter and John had healed the lame beggar and their legend grew rapidly. They were bold in their comments and actions.
Donovan gave the following as a definition for boldness: Spirit inspired courage and confidence to speak or act without fear in spite of danger or threats. He asked us the hard question of when was the last time someone was amazed or astonished with our boldness? Now obviously we are talking spiritual boldness and our list of times is probably fairly short.
The comment that our boldness has nothing to do with our personality but rather our spirituality was well taken by me. If we are lacking in spiritual boldness, there is definitely a disconnect in our spiritual life. His added point was to challenge us to act or speak boldly.
There you have it, one can even be bold during a basketball game.