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
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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.
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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.
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And my desire is to continue to unashamedly speak of what the Lord has accomplished and to honor Him with my words and actions.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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“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
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