Living Out Our Purpose with Courage

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God I will praise His Word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? – Psalm 56:3-4

The post “Rock Solid Over Time” explained that Christ leads us by example to inspire us to overcome obstacles we face. We can courageously step ahead on solid ground to do more than ever imagined because the things that cause harm to us no longer have power over us.

In love, we can be a courageous hero in making known the Truth to others. We can point them to songs like Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns which explains that Jesus is the voice of Truth providing us with the guidance and direction to live out our purpose with courage.  
 

 

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Rock Solid Over Time

God is like a mountain standing rock solid over time and protecting us in our time of need. We can take courage, for God is there for us. Today, we continue to take a look at His word in Hebrews 2:14-18 as we seek guidance in how we should live out our purpose. A few questions to stir up our thoughts are why did Christ become a man and why did He have to suffer and die on the cross?

In reading today’s passage, we come to the conclusion that Christ became a man so He could identify with humanity and be able to help those who are tempted because He was tempted. By His sacrifice, he breaks the power of the devil who held control over death (v. 14).

We can take courage because we are free from bondage, fear, and death. We can step ahead in faith to do more than ever imagined because the things that cause harm to us no longer have power over us. In love, we can offer grace and be a courageous hero in making known the Truth to others.

Christ leads us by example and this inspires us to be anchored to His way as believers who are empowered to face the storms of life so we can live out our purpose with courage. We can take on our fears head on by facing them one by one with patience because His mystery will work things out in His precious time.

This day with You Lord, we come to You in prayer believing in Your power and guidance. We are empowered to be bold enough so we get out there even under stress or facing those who are against us. We can count on You even when afraid, discouraged, or tempted. We are confident that we can make an impact because the indwelling Spirit is stirring in us a courageous vision for making what we once thought impossible, possible! Amen

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Go the Distance

This poem is inspired by 2 Timothy 1 – 2 from the Bible. Paul endures because of his desire to get the message out about Christ and do all the good he could. This day with God, let us have this same desire to go the extra mile and help get the work done.

Step Ahead

Try and try again
But most of all
Give praise to God
For breaking the fall.

Be committed
To finishing the race
And receiving the crown
Because of grace.

Like a great inventor
Failing time after time,
Keep working ideas,
Continuing the climb.

Free up the past
And receive the booster
To the fast track
Of a brighter future.

Giving new energy
To help step ahead
In sharing the message
So it becomes widespread.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 12-12-2019
Inspired by “This Day with God Devotional – 2 Timothy 1:15 through 2:13

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