Great thoughts Alex and wonderful follow up Gretchen! Boldness is something I have been pondering a lot lately. Boldness and faith seem very intertwined. I cannot appraoch God boldly without faith in who He is and what He is able to do, and maybe more importantly what He has promised to do on my(our) behalf. Everything comes down to faith, faith, faith, faith. What do I really believe? We all may need to continually examine our prayers, actions, thoughts, and words. How do they reflect our faith or lack of faith?
It is very cool to be reading the first stories about the earliest followers and learning mysteries about God’s character and our life in Christ.