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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Be strong and of a good courage
Courage Comes From Faith
Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Courage comes from trusting God. It can't be mentally drummed up. It comes from believing what God says regardless of what the circumstances look like. Courage comes from faith!
Where does discouragement come from? From fear and unbelief. It comes when you listen to the devil's lies about what God is not going to do for you.
As the people of God, you and I must shake off discouragement and rise up with courage! We must quit looking at our own abilities and failures and limitations and start looking to God. We must rise up in the Name of Jesus and the power of His Spirit and establish the kingdom of heaven upon earth.
If you've been discouraged lately, stop listening to Satan's lies. Stop receiving evil reports. Whenever someone tells you God is not going to deliver you, just tell them, "He's already delivered me in the Name of Jesus."
Once you begin to realize who you are and what you've been given by the power of God, you'll quit letting the devil run all over you. God didn't suggest that you be strong and courageous. That is His command!
Two powerful forces often not used in the spiritual battle we all face daily. Praise and thanksgiving. Praise is a powerful force in battle. It not only gives God the glory He deserves, but it strengthens your faith and gives you a closer relationship with God. It also lets your enemy know, you are trusting in the One Who is worthy.
A thankful heart is something we should learn to practice all the time. In all things give thanks. Not thankful for bad things when they happen, but give thanks because it could have been worse, so be thankful that even when bad things happen, He is with you to help, protect, comfort and guide you. Be thankful for the home you live in, your family, food, your car, the sunshine and the rain, be thankful for the little things. Look at other people and realize how thankful you should be.
Thank God for the things you have and praise Him for all He has done and is doing for you, and He will give you more. Grumble and complain and you will get nothing more and maybe lose what you have.
Gossip is as evil and murder. Complaining is as a cancer in your bones.
Praise and giving of thanks will build you up spiritually and in every area of your life. Walk in love toward others, and honor God. He has good things in store for you and He wants to bless you more than you want Him to bless you. But you must obey His commandments, which is to love God and love others, and you will be amazed at the good things that start coming your way.
There is none like our God; great and mighty is He. Full of goodness and mercy. God is Love, therefore Love is God.
God is able and willing to help those who call upon Him in faith
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. God can and is willing to make a way when there seems to be no way. He is Almighty and can open doors that no man can shut, He can shut doors that no man can open.
I was told I have fibromyalgia, I am in constant pain, with stiffness, and sleep disorder. I also have PTSD. I have been married to a wonderful man for 3 years now. We are best friends, our marriage is heaven on earth. He loves me unconditionally. I love him with all my heart.