It is the mysterious deep love of God that moves us to courageous action. I have witnessed it this week for sure! Hard words to speak have been spoken, and as the Holy Spirit empowered, I witnessed the rising of a holy authority that gave courage for those difficult moments. It hasn’t just been the speaking of words either. It has been in actions. These are actions to undertake tremendous tasks, born only from a heart at peace and with power from heaven.
How is one equipped to tackle such difficult times?
As I look back at the lives of my friends, and even knowing their faults, I find that it is a pure love for righteousness that prevails. These women have walked hand in hand with God and depend on Him for their strength, even in the small things! Their relationship with the Father is close and beautiful. They hunger and thirst for more of God because they know it is only His power that can sustain and support them. They spend time pursuing a personal relationship with Jesus, the lover of their soul. In turn, He floods the heart with peace, power, and good cheer. I find it interesting that the Greek word tharroo means “boldly” and related words are translated “to be of good cheer, take comfort!” Good cheer is take courage! In the New Testament, the Lord often commands his followers to “be of good cheer,” take courage! I’m sure you can recall many of those scriptures!
In the world you will have tribulation;
but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Are you feeling a little less than courageous these days?
Perhaps there is something that is tugging at your heart but you are quickly dismissing it. Don’t let fear and procrastination win. It only takes a little step of courage, but it’s a step of faith that kicks that courage into action.
Of Good Cheer,
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