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105. Have Courage and Be Strong

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Episode 105

TODAY’S READING:

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 14 Do everything in love.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

 

We’ve all heard the famous quote from Cinderella herself. Have courage and be kind. And while that is 100% true and words to live by, I wanted to change things up today. 

 

Ironically I am visiting Disney World this weekend, so it is fitting. 

 

I love this verse. I think it’s a good one to hold onto as we embark on the weekend ahead of us. 

 

Be On Your Guard – take notice of the things around you. Look at what is happening. I saw someone post on IG the other day to be informed but do not be formed by society. Don’t be formed by the opinions of this world or others. Look to the word when you need wisdom. Seek Jesus when you don’t know what to do. 

 

Stand Firm – Stand firm in your faith. Stand firm in your gratitude. Stand firm in the love of God. I talked to a friend yesterday, and she said she is thankful each morning because she GETS to live this life with Jesus. Every morning His mercies are new, and get GET to live life after His heart.

 

Be Courageous – Have courage—Chase those dreams. Go after your calling in life. Visit that place and immerse yourself in where God is calling you. Walk through God’s doors boldly. Embrace all that He has for you. But it takes faith. Active faith. 

 

Be Strong – Life knocks us down. Know that the Holy Spirit lives inside you and the strength you need to go another week, another day, another minute is inside you. Be strong in staying committed to the commitment. Have the strength to help others, even when you don’t want to. 

 

Do Everything In Love  – Live as Jesus did. Be like Him. Love others. You don’t have to understand them; you just have to listen to them. Memorize scripture. Become selfless. Stop worrying about yourself and surrender it to Him. He just needs us to care for one another. 

 

PRAYER

Father God, we thank you for another beautiful day. Another chance to wake up and a new day where we GET to live life with you. You give us the courage and the strength to face our dreams. Thank you. Help us find time to slow down this weekend. Help us find the time to get along with you. If it’s 5 minutes or 5 hours, we just need to hear your voice and feel your presence. In your mighty name, we pray, Amen!

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