An Act of Courage 01 May Only be thou strong and very courageous.
Do you know that obeying the Word is an act of courage? It really is, because when you obey the Word and believe God in a situation, youre swimming upstream. Youre going against the current of the world. Whether youre persevering while waiting for a better job, or working toward getting out of debt, all acts of obedience require courage. It takes courage, stamina and determination to stay with something, especially when the world has what seems to be an easier, quicker way to get there. When most of the people and all the circumstances around you are screaming unbelief in your ears, it takes courage to stand on Gods Word and not be moved. But once you make the decision to stand and be courageous, youll be in position and ready to activate Gods three-part formula for success. Youll find it spelled out in Joshua 1:8: 1) This book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth… 2) But you shall meditate on it day and night… 3) That you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success (The Amplified Bible). There they are. Three simple steps directly from the mouth of God. They are the steps that enabled Joshua to conquer the land of Canaan and bring the Israelites into their inheritance. They are also the steps that will enable you to live like the conqueror God designed you to be. So dont give up. That better job will come. Youll be debt free. Your circumstances will change…as long as you persevere and continue to be courageous.1 Samuel 15-16; 1 Corinthians 6I am strong and very courageous. Joshua 1:7
Scripture Reading: Joshua 23:1-11