Tag Archive for: Courage

Strong Fortress

In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and seek refuge; let me never be put to shame or [have my hope in You] disappointed; deliver me in Your righteousness!  Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress to save me!

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Who Asks the Questions?

Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind? Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?  Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens… (Job 38:36-37)

Someone told me that they saw this book called “Dancing in the Eye of the Storm on their parent’s shelf when they were a little kid and I thought how fitting this is for the Christian life.  “Dancing in the Eye of the Storm”  what an amazing thought!  How different the storm looks, when we decide to dance in the eye of it.

I cannot begin to count the ways that God has used different storms in my life.  There are times I wanted to kick and scream my way out of these storms.  Then there were times I have found myself in the Master’s hand, dancing in joy because I knew He would make everything okay.  I have enjoyed the below passage of Scripture because reminds me that God will never leave the throne during the storms in my life.

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Stay Alert

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.  Do everything in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)

It’s amazing how God’s Word can be broken down passage by passage and retain such knowledge for us in today!  This passage in particular shares five commands that God has laid out very simply and clearly for us.  They are not to be taken lightly and not to be ignored.  I pray you will take each one into consideration and ask yourself how you can become stronger in each area.  Let’s start at the beginning.

1.  Be on your Guard.

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