Courage for Everyday
Tonight I will be sharing with the ladies about courage.
(Thanks to Little Birdie Blessings for the use of this card)
I'm not talking about the big things that people do, and I am not in any way
demeaning what they do. I highly respect them all.
These men risk their lives in unbearable circumstances.
The police provide protection for us everyday.
I am forever grateful for the soldiers fighting for our freedoms.
They are truly courageous.
I'm talking about everyday courage.
Things that are hard to do, but you do them anyway.
Facing a challenge that is difficult and not running away from it.
Doing a random act of kindness and not telling anyone you did it.
Blessing your husband, when you don't think he deserves it.
Helping a friend when they betrayed you.
Choosing to worship when you just want to complain.
Keeping your mouth closed when you just have to have the last word.
Being the first to say "I'm sorry".
Acknowledging your need for God every moment of everyday.
Choosing the right thing when it would be easier to do nothing.
I want to declare over you, that you (say your name) are courageous.
In Joshua chapter one, God gives Joshua command of the children of Israel after the death
of Moses to lead them to the promised land.
God exhorts Joshua to be "strong and of good courage" three times in the first nine verses.
At the end of the chapter the children of Israel encourage Joshua with the same message, " Only be strong and of good courage". (Joshua 1:18)
Why do you think God said "good" courage?
The Hebrew meaning of the word means, "delight", "acceptable",
the root word means, "to be pleased with"
God had already told Joshua that every place their feet walked would be theirs,
and that no one could stand in their way.
That didn't mean that there would not be opposition.
But because of the word God gave Joshua, he could meet his
opposition with "good courage".
This is the backside of the postcard I am giving the ladies.
It gives the root meaning of the word courage.
I find it interesting that it has to do with the heart.
Another little interesting side note, is that the word encourage means that you
are coming alongside someone and giving them courage.
It comes from the same root word as the Holy Spirit.
Pretty cool, huh?!!
The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and He comes alongside us to enable us to walk out
our Christian walk.
So, I encourage you to walk everyday with "good courage".
There is a song by Amanda Cook at Bethel called,
"You Make Me Brave"
To hear Amanda share how she came to write this song click here.
Blessings to you,
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