by Dr. Charles Stanley
Thursday February 9, 2006
Courage — An Empowering Emotion
What would you say if God asked you to: lead many others, as Joshua did? Speak His words to prominent leaders, as Daniel did? Become a traveling missionary like Paul? God wants us to respond with courage when He calls us to tackle something beyond our ability.
Our first step toward bravery is meditation on the Word of God—we are to search for its meaning as if for treasure. With the Spirit’s help, we will understand the Bible and learn how to apply its wisdom to our situation. Next is obedience to the Word. As we contemplate God’s truths, they become imprinted on our minds and influence our actions. Scripture is meant to shape our thinking and cause us to follow biblical principles. The more we think God’s way, the more we will act like Him.
Trusting in God’s promises is the third action needed for building courage. Joshua moved across the Jordan River towards
God wants His followers to bear witness of Him to an unbelieving and often hostile world. Will you speak the truth of Christ’s resurrection, His saving power from sin, and His promised return? The Lord is calling your name. What reply will you give?
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