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, he still stood before them with a bold spirit—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 something that happened when I was in church a few weeks ago. I was listening to a pastor deliver an inspiring and rousing message, but 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 me what God told her to tell us.
Yet, she remained scripted.
Sometimes, before we can feel a real conviction to boldly confront a situation or person, we have to have the fortitude to confront ourselves. 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 is going to be okay.
We have to be able to live in the moment, unscripted.
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.