Steel-Toe Boots & Underoos, or f ( x ) = mx + bPosted: September 1, 2012
All linear relationships with a positive slope are direct relationships.
I recently mentioned that our pastor has been doing a series on being BOLD, challenging us first and foremost to show our love for God by loving others, and then becoming BOLDER and going public with our faith. This takes different paths for everyone. I personally have a desire to do something large in the community, as I am concerned about the fact that being loving can just look like I’m nice. And really, everyone can be nice.
My curiosity was peaked when a wonderful dear friend from church shared something that she and her husband had just been motivated to do within our church, in community, to share the love of God. She and he are going to host a life group.
Then I asked, on our church’s FB page, what are some other examples of how those in our church are reaching out. Well, the response was awesome. And not only are lots of people reaching out, they want to do MORE!
What a beautiful thing!!
So the other day, as I was praying over being BOLD, I formatted some simple words in a lesson that I have heard (and stated) many times in the past (HERE, and HERE – all about leisure suits, lol) but constantly forget (yes, that is a common problem I have, thus my last post on reinventing discipline, lol).
And here is what I came up with:
The force of our boldness is in direct relation to the strength of our armor (His word and spirit).
Clearly I am only wearing steel-toed boots!!!
Hopefully before, but at least when I put on my Kevlar suit will I be willing to put my faith on my sleeve… (Note to self, don’t forget to read my bible tomorrow morning)
And you can see on my journal entry, scanned in above, this is how I put it:
So if we are wearing steel-toed boots we won’t be as bold as if we were wearing a Kevlar body suit.
If BOLD Attitude is our willingness to PUT OUR FAITH on our sleeves
And Armor is our commitment to God’s word & the Holy Spirit
BOLD Attitude = Strength of our Armor
The FORCE of our BOLDNESS is in direct relation to the strength of our Armor!
Have a great day!