Romanian Reflections: Be Bold

“For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.” – Philippians 1:20 NLT
One thing I learned this summer is how to be unashamed of the Gospel. I learned to proclaim it each and every place I went. Sharing the Gospel was built into our schedule and the focus of our ministry.
IMG_3641We were surrounded by opportunities and reminders to weave the Gospel into every conversation and every moment. It became second nature. And I want it to continue to be my habit to speak Truth.
Because that is the most important thing I can do.
Loving the children was good, serving Livada was valuable, but true transformation can only come from a transformed heart that is modeled after the Savior. And when I remove His goodness and His transformative power, my works are dead.
He breathes life.
And my desire is to continue to unashamedly speak of what the Lord has accomplished and to honor Him with my words and actions.
That’s my biggest prayer for my return. Now that I’m safely home, I don’t want to become accustomed to comfort. I want to seek His will and desire and live out the calling I have received.
I don’t currently have any job plans. Or grad school choices narrowed down. But my my goal is to follow His lead as I fill out applications, interview, and reflect on His provision.
My life right now is a leap of faith. My future right now is truly in God’s hands. And while that is a scary concept, it is also an incredibly freeing one.
“Oare nu Eu te-am împuternicit? Fii tare şi curajos! Nu te teme şi nu te înspăimânta, fiindcă Domnul, Dumnezeul tău, este cu tine oriunde vei merge!” – Iosua 1:9, NTLR
“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9, NLT