Hi friends! Wow this weekend has been crazy eventful. My school’s first football game was this Friday and last night I was blessed enough to go to a Coldplay concert aka the greatest band in the world. I think this weekend was just what I needed after being thrown back into reality with the start of school. For this week’s weekly verse I’ll be bringing everyone to Acts with a verse that—once again—I found on Pinterest. If my weekly verses and cover photos aren’t found on Pinterest is this really Shebrews Good? 

“Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.”

-Acts 18:9//NIV Translation

Today in Sunday school we took a look at Revelation 1, which has a bit of the same message as this week’s verse. We are always told to proclaim the name of God, but it really is something that we should be doing! God gives you chances everyday to share His word or message with others. It might even be something as small as mentioning that you had a really great time at church the other day. Maybe saying something as nonchalant as that will get someone interested to see what church is like.

If we let fear rule our hearts when it comes to speaking the word of God then we are allowing the devil to grab hold and stop us from doing what we are called to do. It’s scary to think about it like that, but it’s true. The devil is going to try his hardest to keep us from carrying out our calls from God, but that doesn’t mean we have to let him. Read the Bible, pray, and talk to others about your Christian experience—don’t let the devil have any hold on your life. One of my church conferences spoke about being a warrior for God. We are constantly fighting a spiritual battle and the only way to win that fight is to not let fear rule our hearts and put on the armor of God against the enemies that bombard us.

I know that can sound kind of depressing and nerve-wracking, but with the Bible and a community of great Christians around us it isn’t as hard as it sounds. You just have to know how to use your “weapons” accordingly. So this week make an effort to proclaim the name, no matter how you choose to do so.

Much love & grace,

Jordan

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