I like to hang around Christians who are bold about their faith. It's not only good for those who don't have a relationship with Christ to hear about what God can do for them, but it's good for me. For boldness is contagious.
When I am around someone who is excited about Jesus - I get excited.
When I listen to someone who believes, I mean really believes that God is the best thing in the world - I get motivated.
Not everyone has the same spiritual charisma or personality to be bold like that. But here's the point of the day - you can be.
Whether you are a quiet person, a meticulous person, a happy person, or an aggressive person, God's Spirit can give you the boldness you need to speak about your pilgrimage with God.
The key? Walking in the Spirit. If we walk in the Spirit on a daily basis, we don't have to worry about what to say.
We will find ourselves ready to speak when the occasion arises. Jesus said, "When they take you before....Authorities, do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say, because when the time comes, the Holy Spirit will teach you what you should say."
We waste a lot of time in anxious preparation. Just speak out! Walk over right now to the co-worker next to you that you've been waiting years to talk to about God and say, "Can I talk to you about something?" "Would you like to come to church with me on Sunday?"
Let's "carpe diem" (seize the day) and go forth in faith and boldness that the Spirit that God gave us will speak in us and speak convincingly.
What have you got to lose?