2023 Living Boldly Series: What Does it Mean to You to live boldly for God?
Precious women of God,
I am so thankful for the opportunity to share my thoughts with you today, ladies. I wish you a Happy New Year and pray that in 2023 God will bless you in every way. I pray the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds. I pray that you will overflow with hope every single day of this year. I pray that you will experience more of everything God has for you as you pursue Him with all your hearts.
I am thankful also for the women who helped with our Discipleship Series in 2022. We had great participation as many of you returned each week to read our current blog. My thanks to Julie Dibble, Carol Keefer, Heidi Looney, Sally Green, and Norma Klock for sharing their gift of writing with us in 2022, and join me in praying in advance for those whom God has called to share with us in this coming year.
You may or may not know that it is the vision of the leadership team of CGWM to connect and equip women to live boldly for God. Our desire is to see women disciples of Christ who are actively discipling others. Because of that, our theme for The Flourish Conference this year centers around that same vision. We hope you are already planning to attend with us the first weekend of March and that you will bring several friends with you as well. We can’t wait to gather together to hear what God has given our speakers to share that will help all of us live more boldly for God.
Have you ever wondered what that even means anyway? Are you living boldly for God? What do you think it would look like for you to be living more boldly for God? Because none of us believes that topic can be covered in one weekend and because we know that many of you will be unable to join us at The Flourish Conference this year, we are going to devote this year’s blog to living boldly for God. Each month we will explore a different topic around this theme. We invite you to join us each week of 2023 and pray that all of us will be living more boldly for God as the year passes.
We will learn from Esther, Hannah, Ruth, and Deborah among other women of the Bible how they lived boldly for God. We will learn from Corrie ten Boom, Gladys Aylward, Ruth Graham Bell, and other women of our day what living boldly for God looks like and what it takes. And, we will hear from other women of God in our churches who are living boldly for God and how God has helped them to do just that.
I know from my own experience that being a disciple of Christ is a wonderful adventure. The more I seek Him and the more I know Him, the more exciting it becomes! One key to living more boldly for God is to spend time with Him every day in His Word and in prayer. Don’t let the enemy convince you that you are too busy for that. He knows that your spiritual life depends on it!
Another way to learn to live boldly for God is to hang out with other women who are doing just that. We are much bolder in our walk with Christ when we have others on the journey with us. This is why the enemy works so hard to keep us isolated and alone. I think he knows we need one another even more than we do!
If you know of women in your circle who are not online, we want to let you know that at the end of each month, we will be compiling these weekly blogs into a newsletter that can be downloaded, printed and shared with the women in your church. You can find these on our website at https://www.cggcwomen.org/general-6. Our December issue has just been posted! We hope you will help us with that so that more of our ladies will be growing and learning along with us what it means to live more boldly.
Until next time, I challenge you to look up some verses about being bold and ask the Holy Spirit to begin to teach you and enable you to grow in this area. Not got the time to look up verses? Meditate on 2 Corinthians 3:12. “Since we have such a hope, we are very bold.” Do you know a woman who is living boldly for God? We’d love to hear about it. Email information to email@example.com.
Living boldly for God,