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  1. Right now I’m leading the women in my church in a study of I Peter, so this reflection on Peter’s Intro. to Boldness class was timely and greatly appreciated!

    1. Michele, there’s just something about Peter that’s so real. I love when God’s timing is perfect. I hope your study is great! Blessings, Shauna

  2. Rachel and Shauna, what a fabulous post! Yes, I see much of myself in Peter, though I have never considered myself to be bold. 🙂 I love your insights, Shauna, and the ways you paint Peter’s dealings with Jesus in such real colors. I’m so thankful we can be brutally real with Jesus, even when we are really wrong. He redirects us and points us back to His truth and His love. Thank you for these reminders today!

    Rachel, I’m so glad I was your neighbor at Holly’s place today!

    1. Thank you, Jeanne. I LOVE this: ” I’m so thankful we can be brutally real with Jesus, even when we are really wrong. He redirects us and points us back to His truth and His love.” The grace of God is truly overwhelming. Thank you for sharing your heart. Blessings! Shauna

  3. I have learned to be bolder. I don’t like learning the hard way. If I had to be a disciple, I’d go for John, whom Jesus loved. He loved them all but John really knew it.

    1. Rebecca, isn’t it incredible the different relationships Jesus had with His disciples? It shows us so much about Him. I am pondering what you said about John really knowing Jesus loved him. The tremendous impact of knowing Jesus’ love really changes things, doesn’t it? Thank you for sharing. Blessings! Shauna

  4. Very thought provoking to look at these specific passages back to back. Strikes me that part of being bold is going all in with where we are at that level of maturity. Sometimes that may mean we make some bold mistakes. Grateful God gives us plenty of do-overs. I loved this statement, “Be bold, girl, knowing God will boldly do what no one else can in us so He can boldly do what we could never do without Him!”

    1. Hi Ginger! I love what you say that “part of being bold is going all in with where we are at that level of maturity. Sometimes that may mean we make some bold mistakes. Grateful God gives us plenty of do-overs.” I love that God extends is such patiemce and mercy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Blessings, Shauna

  5. Love this Shauna as I’m a Peter too, questioning God like I know so much better! Thanks for sharing how to be bold is just bolding following without questioning. Thanks Rachel for sharing Shauna’s words with us!

    1. Jill, it’s so easy to do, isn’t it? I am thankful for His grace to show me when I’m relying on my own understanding of things and steer my focus back to Him! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Blessings, Shauna

  6. Yeah, I struggle with comparing or wondering why they do something I can’t. Ugh. I know better! My life is my life and I am here for Jesus!

    1. Sarah, the struggle is real isn’t it? I have noticed the Lord is teaching me gratitude when I’m tempted to compare or wonder. I’ve always wondered what it would be like not to work…just to focus on being a wife and mom. It used to cause me a lot of discontentment as I compared and wondered. And then the Lord basically told me that’s not the life He called me to, and I started thanking Him for all He’s done and equipped me with to do what He has before me. I love what you said: “My life is my life and I am here for Jesus. We should put that on a bumper sticker! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Shauna

  7. Hi Shauna and Rachel, thank you for this well-timed word. Just recently I’ve been asking God, ‘what bold thing are you calling me to do’? And when the answer came, I struggled. I don’t feel either equipped or ready, and I wonder if maybe someone else can do this bold thing. But God has called ME and I want to show up in a bold way for Him and for the one He’s called me to minister to. Thank you for this encouragement.

    1. Hi Marva, thank you so much for sharing! One of the hardest things to do for me in the face of what appears too big or what is uncomfortable or unknown to me is to trust Him and simply obey because He will do it all! He’s teaching me that’s the way He wants it so it can be all Him and He can get the glory – from us and others! May the adventure you are about to embark on with Him bring you closer to Him and take you deeper so that you can believe bigger!!! Blessings! Shauna

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