Monday, May 18, 2015
Welcome, it’s Monday Blog time, Everyone!!
Well, I’ve been thinking about COURAGE for sometime now and today is the day I’m going to check in on my level of courage…
The Good Book says: “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.” – Psalm 31:24
We all know the story of “David & Goliath” – 1 Samuel, 17… it’s this kind of courage that comes from GOD and it’s also this kind of courage we can be comforted with when we have GOD on our side.
“The greatest battle is not physical, but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep going.” – Graeme Fife
” When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.” -Psalm 56:3-4
“The words “in God I trust” are where the statement “In God We Trust” comes from and is printed on American currency. To not be afraid is to put your trust in God and when you have this trust in God, you will think “what can flesh (mankind) do to me?” Trust is the opposite of fear, like peace is to anxiety. Trust and obey God and leave the consequences up to Him.” – Pastor Jack Wellman
There’s not a day, not one, that I don’t pray for more courage….the courage of my convictions, trust and faith in the Lord – just like David, when he stood up to Goliath. That was a pretty tall order, and he slew that giant with one stone! Really?! Yes, really!!
Here’s a very poignant Bible verse that’s an awesome daily reminder of what God has given us to work with here: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (try it, it helps ME!!)
So let’s ALL go … with GOD and Courage, for the rest of our days here…Hallelujah!!
May God bless you ALL in the miraculous ways only He can, then praise His name!!
I love you,
“Lord, lead us to the ones we need and to the ones who need us.”