Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Duet. 31:6- Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our 
courage and the hope of which we boast.

In my lifetime I can't remember so many people living in such fear, unsettled and unstable just hearing about the downright disturbing occurrences in so many places. Seems our hearts are weak with fear. What we've counted on has failed us or is no longer reliable to make us feel secure. Beloved, we need to hold on and take courage! In my own life I can assure you God has promoted and placed me in places and doing things I could never have imagined in my wildest dreams. Sometimes, the things I need to accomplish scare me silly. I spend a lot of time with God, silent and listening because I know I can't do much in my own strength. Scripture tells us we are capable of a little strength of our own (Rev. 3:8) and we operate in that little strength most of the time when ALL STRENGTH and all the COURAGE we need is available for the taking.

Something about me that spending a little time with me will teach you is that words are important to me and I don't think they're to be taken as lightly as we do-- I'm as guilty of this as they come because I love to communicate (I talk a lot especially thinking out loud and in times when I'm emotional...words will pour out of me and few understand this about me but--sorry, its how I'm wired) and I love to KNOW what a word means in as many translations as I can take in because it deepens my understanding and I want to understand and speak words of life over my self and others. I will study one word deeply--in many languages because all spoken words have a root and frequently I've found in English its watered down or far away from what it meant originally. Its why I study Greek and Hebrew in relation to the scriptures. I'm always amazed at what a word really means as opposed to what I thought it meant.

So, what is courage? Courage is a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear. Fear of something can make you withdraw, keeps you from and keeps you in situations that you should not be in. Lack of courage must be confronted--all throughout scripture this is a command spoken to us directly by God. TAKE COURAGE can be found over and over in the holy scriptures and I submit to you that you must take courage like a medicine!  All medicine is not fun to take, in fact, few medicines taste good or feel good but take it you must to restore health and promote healing. Now please note, the medicine of courage God provides is not like man's synthetic attempts at healing...remember doctors practice medicine, God IS HEALING. KNOWS ALL and CANNOT FAIL. The courage He provides is exact, equal to the need in quantity and in quality. Take the time to get in the Word, read it, and ask how does it apply to the area of fear you are experiencing? Accept it as true and take it in, allow it to encourage you and reduce your fear.  It will do more than help you. It will heal you. I'm praying with you and for you!

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  1. Great post sister! God bless the ministry inside of you with boldness and create a demand beyond consumption! Your gift is enlarging territory all around you! Blessings, Vanessa Anne Gray - God's Ambassador to the Nations

  2. Thanks sis! Trust I am being poured out due to His filling. Keep praying (you know our enemy hates our guts). Praying for you as well that you are filled with His unspeakable JOY! Amen.