This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Philippians 4:13 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the power of an unscripted life.
Recently, I talked about how Peter boldly confronted the religious council of his day to tell them that he had healed a man who had been lame for decades. Most importantly, he told them that he had healed this man in the name of Jesus Christ.
The council, of course, was threatened by this power, and Peter knew that. However, instead of cowering before them, he stood boldly before them, unscripted, and spoke from his heart—even though he knew that they had the authority to take his life right there on the spot.
When I think about the boldness of Peter’s spirit, it reminds me of a sermon I once heard this pastor deliver. Even though her message was inspirational, even rousing to some degree, she chose to read from her notes the entire time. I kept waiting for her to put her notes down, to speak to my soul, and to tell us what God sent her to tell us that morning.
Yet, she remained scripted.
To live authentically, we must be able to trust our own voice, to let our hair down, to allow the words that God put in our heart to come out, knowing that everything will work for the greater good when we do.
We have to be able to live in the moment unscripted, or at least strive to do so.
If you are like that pastor sometimes (trust me, I’ve been in that spot, too), let us cling to these words: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, go free and live unscripted.