Month: June 2014
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4 NIV)
True humility, emanating from a heart that is meek and contrite, shows due reverential awe and respect towards Holy God, our Lord and Savior; it’s recompense is our bountiful reward, for it compensates us with an abundance of valuable possessions of wealth, health and great worth, as well as, having the distinct honor of being highly favored and esteemed, being blessed with an extended duration of our existence, here on earth, way beyond what is the normal life expectancy.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV)
There’s not a trouble or trial, nor a persecution with threat of execution, whether we’re hunted or hungry, destitute or in constant danger; none of these difficulties or challenges will ever keep us from the overwhelming and complete victory that is assured for those who have placed their complete trust, faith and hope in Jesus Christ, who by laying down His life, as a sacrifice, in our stead, has shown His great unfailing love toward us, thus making us “The Victors” through Him. (Romans 8:37 PDCP)
IT TAKES COURAGE-to face, in life, the different SHIPS (Companionship, Relationship, Courtship, etc.) we’ll be required to serve on, as we sail on the seas of life, which will not always be smooth sailing, because we will encounter various storms, with choppy and rough seas…quite possibly we will be challenged to go to places we’ve never been before nor wanted or ever intended to go! But God is faithful, For He has promised to never leave or forsake us, Psalm 23 comes to mind…
So, it takes COURAGE to do a lot of things, that maybe requested by The Lord, for us to do during our sojourn upon the seas of life!
It takes COURAGE to: Give COMFORT, make and keep a COMMITMENT, follow His COMMANDS, have COMPASSION on others. It takes COURAGE to: CHOOSE to do what is right, to be CHEERFUL, CAREFUL to answer God’s CALL, fight for a good CAUSE, CARRY your CROSS to the place of your own CRUCIFIXION, and bear one another’s burdens and CARES. It takes COURAGE to: be willing to CHANGE, CAST a vision, CHARGE in the face of danger, CHASE down the enemy, believe like a CHILD, build Godly CHARACTER, take a CITY for God, CONFESS when you’ve sinned, be CONCILIATORY towards those you may have wronged or been hurtful too. It takes COURAGE to: CONSIDER others before yourself, be CONTENT in whatever CIRCUMSTANCES you find yourself in, be CONTRITE and humble before God and others, receive CORRECTION, CONTEND for the faith, to not follow the CROWD and to CRUCIFY the flesh at all times and on all occasions!
IF, BIG IF, we do this, then it will be CREDITED to our Heavenly account and WE WILL receive a CROWN of righteousness that is not to be COMPARED with anything in this life; for our CUP will be full, our CREATOR pleased, the CURSE of sin and death defeated, the enemy of our souls COMPLETELY CRUSHED, while all CREATION CRIES out CONTINUALLY that CHRIST is in CONTROL, because there was and is no COST too great to bring about the utter destruction of CORRUPTION, by the COVER of love, in the COURSE of time and in the COURTS of Heaven; in order to build a new COUNTRY, by and through the CONVICTION and CONVINCING of the wonderful COUNSELOR, The Holy Spirit, in order to fulfill His COVENANT with His CHILDREN!!!
It takes COURAGE!
COURAGE is always going to be under fire, but COURAGE is refined and make strong and pure through the fire; the fires of adversity, trial, trouble, tribulation, and tumult!
COURAGE helps us overcome our FOE- Face, Overcome, Experience!
Face-We need COURAGE to Face cancer, criticism and crisis’s in our lives!
Overcome-We must have COURAGE to Overcome all adversity, antagonism, and attacks!
Experience-It is imperative to have COURAGE so we are able to Experience true understanding, unity and victory, not defeat, over our FOES!
“This is My command, be strong and COURAGEOUS! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For The Lord your God is with you wherever you go!”(Joshua 1:9,NLT)
“So be strong and COURAGEOUS-all you who put your hope in The Lord!”(Psalm 31:24,NLT)
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. (Proverbs 21:21 NIV)
It matters not who you are, or from whence you came, for if you choose to strive to gain, following hard after, in order to attain, right and just living, as well as, God’s unfailing, unqualified, freely given redemptive love, that endures forever, you shall prosper; enjoying and experiencing to the fullest, a life filled with His goodness, His love, joy, peace and honor. (Proverbs 21:21 PDCP)
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. (Psalm 68:19 NIV)
All praise, honor and glory belong to The One Sovereign True God, maker of Heaven and earth! We, Your beloved and unique creation, abandon ourselves in worship, to our precious Savior, Messiah and King, Who faithfully carries all of our heavy burdens, for us, each and every moment of everyday, rescuing His very own, which we are and forever will be. (Psalm 68:19 PDCP)
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV)
Show The Lord your full gratitude, by offering up to Him, from a thankful heart, true spiritual praise, worship and honor, for He is beneficently virtuous and righteous; His unfailing, undying, eternally enduring, unqualified, and unparalleled love for us, which is expressed towards us continually, is permanently established and without measure. (1 Chronicles 16:34 PDCP)
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. (Psalm 119:114 NIV)
You, Sovereign Lord of all, are my Divine protector, my defender and safe shelter from all danger and trouble, my escape from eternal death and destruction. You, Sovereign Lord of all, are also my defensive shield against all attacks from the enemy of my soul, I am hidden within You, for You are my cover, my mighty armor; therefore, I have given You charge over me entirely, for I have confidently placed all of my aspirations and expectant hopes, for now and into the distant future, in Your faithful and true promises, the very expression of Your love for me, Your living Word. (Psalm 119:114 PDCP)