Love our homework time in preparation for the trip to Turkey and Athens. So much to learn, and hard to imagine what life was like in Paul’s time as he spent time in missionary trips to these areas. I’m praying God will open my eyes and give me fresh revelation by His Spirit as I walk the land where Paul taught with such zeal and conviction.
I wonder if Paul had doubts about his calling like I do? Did he question? Did he feel inadequate? When we read his writings in the NT we see such profound boldness and faith. Much of my life has been spent feeling inadequate, but the Lord is calling me into a new boldness in the season ahead. Parrhesia, the Greek word for bold means “A divine enablement that comes to ordinary and unprofessional people exceeding spiritual power and authority… it’s a result of being filled with the Spirit.”
I am walking in boldness into the season ahead, with a dependence on God’s Spirit to lead the way. I’m reminded of the song “Oceans”, “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the water, wherever you would call me.” Dependent on Him.