#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
“…for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
Have you ever been too embarrassed or too ashamed or too scared to ask for prayer? I have and I realize now that I missed out on many blessings. If the Apostle Paul needs people to pray for him, well, I definitely need people to pray for me.
I used to be a slave to fear, but God has set me free! It did not happen overnight, but over the course of a few years of delighting in God’s Word and replacing lies with His Truth, fear gradually began to lose it’s grip on me. The prayers of others also helped me tremendously. One day as I was in church, the worship team began to sing “I’m no longer a slave to fear,” and it was as if God was tapping me on the shoulder whispering in my ear, “Have you noticed? You are no longer a slave to fear!” O what joy flooded my soul! I had not really noticed how free I had become.
That is not to say that I never feel afraid anymore. However, now I feel like I have a choice. When fear tries to grip my heart, I refuse to let it. Instead I do what Jesus did. I declare God’s Word, the truth. And I ask others to pray for me, as Paul did.
For me, that includes declaring making known the mystery of the gospel and declaring it fearlessly on my blog, on social media, and through my art. In all of my activity online, I always try to remember that I am God’s ambassador. I want to represent Him well. I believe God can give me the words to write as well as the words to speak. I also believe that He helps me declare the gospel through my artwork. Please pray for me, that I will declare it fearlessly, as I should.
JoDitt Williams is an Entrepreneur (published author, licensed artist, speaker, teacher, blogger) from a small Texas town. Jo Ditt and her husband are empty-nesters have traded their house for an RV and their horses for a Harley.