Tag Archive | Courage

Bold, Courageous–The Mighty

Lions have four feet headed straight forward; you will never see them walking sideways (sidestepping). They are courageous, fierce in battle, yet they often lay down to sleep.

Why do I say this?

You are like the mighty lion!

Every day when you leave your home, it takes courage to face your day. When you get in your car and drive, it takes courage to trust that you will survive. In prayer, you often pray with fierce courage–a battle you fight–yet you think nothing of it. The courage is built inside of you, it’s just part of who you are–you are made that way.

But, there are others . . .

They are afraid to leave their home; afraid to touch another, timid even to look forward, let alone walk purposefully in stride. Behind a facade they do hide. A world they have built that’s not even real, for its foundation is lies–the precepts of the enemy to hold them there; in this state of constant fear.

Think of that, when you walk effortlessly out your door–and PRAY.

Be thankful for the courage I’ve placed within you and PRAY!

Fight that fierce battle for another–lost today; imprisoned in their own home; imprisoned in their own mind. Their freedom–the key that opens the door, breaks binding chains–clears the mind, begins with you!

You are courageous!

Fight fiercely–boldly PRAY!

Pray, then take sleep; knowing that you’ve engaged in warfare for another, many others. You don’t even know their names, but on their behalf you’ve engaged Me–enlisted myriads of angels to war for them . . .

Think of that and sleep peacefully, knowing that you were courageous–

You prayed!

“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you also are in the body.” Hebrews 13:3

“–encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:14-18

Two new books available to help you in these challenging times . . .

“Comfort in the Challenge.” Published in 2019, and written in dedication to caregivers. A book inspired by God, in provision, before awareness of Covid 19. Read it to be comforted, and encouraged. All messages are spoken from the Heart of God as fresh bread. All proceeds from “Comfort in the Challenge” go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland has a wonderfully successful 40 year history, dedicated to helping men desiring to overcome addiction and find new life in Jesus!

“His Voice in My Heart,” published in 2020. A journey of messages God has spoken over the past seven years to bring healing and restoration to the wounded soul. In sorting messages for “Comfort in the Challenge,” ‘prisoners’ welled up in my heart so strongly, that I began to sort messages for this special assignment as well. “His Voice in My Heart” is filled with His messages to comfort, challenge and bring restoration; along with several inspiring true testimonies of God’s healing and provision. “His Voice in My Heart” is a special book in your journey to freedom!

The messages are spoken from the heart of God, but are not meant to replace the Word; rather, they serve to lead you to it; to give practical application and encourage understanding of the Word. It is the Word of God that saves, heals and delivers–Jesus, is the Word. Included in both books you will find many scriptures for your study in the Word.

Both books may be ordered from, Nation of Women Publishing, found by clicking the link below.

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Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

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Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you and God Bless You,

Lori J. O’Neil

 

The Secret to Success

Lessons often come hard and I would like to spare you that, and yet, not. For I know you will learn much from the difficulties you overcome; just as a parent watches his child struggle to accomplish a task, wants to stop and do it for him, but doesn’t.

Love refrains from making life easy, but Love never leaves.

I AM always here to guide you.

You will overcome, accomplish, conquer, whichever word you prefer, to describe that elation I call victory!

My children are victorious, for I empower them.

David conquered Goliath, overcame the lion, bear, yet from all appearance he was a boy–inside a man of courage–a confident man.

What was his secret?

That he practiced his slingshot?

He practiced worship; In all his ways he acknowledged Me.

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6

He worshiped.

He was built up on the inside before the event; armored with My power, wherever he went.

Lions, bears, giants–no matter, I will see you through.

Worship Me intimately–The secret to success!

“Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!” Psalms 99:5

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him , bless his name!” Psalms 100:4

“Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, seeing he has defiled the armies of the living God.” And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will deliver me fro the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!” I Samuel 17:36-37

“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin; but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defiled.

This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down, and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.” I Samuel 17:45-47

“So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine, and killed him; there was no sword in the hand of David.” I Samuel 17:50

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalms 95:1-2

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.” Psalms 95:6-7

 

Master Gardening

Courage to face the day for what it is, not just for a stepping stone to tomorrow, but a day of opportunity–this is something that is rare. Too many live with their thoughts already planted in tomorrow, like fresh roots, and tomorrow they are pulling up the roots by hoeing a plot for the day after.

Tend to your garden today!

Pleasant fields await the first step…

The plowman sets his hand to the plow and if he doesn’t look back, he plows a straight furrow. The planting is cultivated, watered and allowed to grow.

Early and latter rains

Harvest!

Wherein do you fall? Look and examine the timeline of your life

Your walk should follow Me.

 

“Jesus said to him, ‘No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.'” Lu. 9:62

“Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky. Yea, the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him, and make his footsteps a way.” Ps. 85:10-13

“And if you will obey my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil.” Deut. 11:13-14

“The sower sows the word.” Mk. 4:14

“The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” Lu. 4:28-29

“Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” James 5:7-8

 

No Fear!

My Word declares that “perfect love casts out fear.”

Are you fearful child?

My love is your answer; it is perfect in its entirety–lacking nothing. If you apply yourself to My Word and apply My Word to your heart, My Word will bring completion to your heart and cast that fear out–far away from you.

You need not fear for I AM near. I AM in you, even in your heart. Speak to Me, for I long to hear from you, even more than you desire to hear from Me. But if you will listen, you will hear My voice. Be still in your heart and know that I AM God and I careth for you.

Fear is a lie from the enemy that, when believed, becomes a stronghold in  your life. Have no fear, for I AM near. Call upon Me for I AM here. My love perfects you, and perfect love casts out fear!

Simply command fear to go in My Name and it will obey you.

 

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment and he who fears is not perfected in love.” I Jn. 4:15-18

“Be still and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nation,. I am exalted in the earth!” Ps. 46:10

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Tim. 1:7

“Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Josh 1:9

“Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at his word,; ‘Your brethren who hate you and cast you out for my name’s sake have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy’; but it is they who shall be put to shame. “Hark, an uproar from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the Lord, rendering recompense to his enemies!” Is. 66:5-6

“–for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their children with them. Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear.”Is. 65:22b-24

 

Courage to Soar

Those who have the courage to follow Me must also have the courage to stay where I place them, for the length of time I would have them to stay there. This is to receive the instruction, message, teaching and growth that I have intended for them to receive.

My Word is truth, but if it is mixed with logic, it doesn’t always retain it’s full meaning. Logic is not required when “faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1) Logic will pull you down to the flesh, when I would have you to soar in the Spirit.

My Word is strength, power, deliverance and truth. My Word is stable in times of chaos and unrest. My Word is your rock on which I would have you to stand. As you all know a rock is higher than the earth. When you stand on it you are raised above the level of those of the earth. Stand on My Word and when you see those around you leaning, you will remain ramrod straight and will not falter. (see Ps. 61:2)

  • Strength and courage are required to follow Me, but the road will be easy if you do not try to depend upon yourself as your guide, rather, rely on My instruction alone to guide you.

I have never stopped loving you–ever! Though there are times when it feels to you as though I were absent and had. But, as My Word says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” (Heb. 13:5) and when at these times you feel as if I had left, I would have you to return to My Word and remind yourself of My promises.

  • I give you times of weakness so that you may become strong through your weakness. When you are weak, then I am proved strong. (see II Cor. 12:9)

My children, cling to Me and I will cling to you; as a mother embraces her child with all the love, protection and fierce joy she has in her heart. For a mother loves her child far less than I love you.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb. 11:1  kjv

“–for He hath said, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.” Heb. 13:5b  kjv

“And He saith unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Cor. 12:9a  kjv

“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. for thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” Ps. 61:2-3  kjv

“I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I keep the Lord always before me,; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Ps. 16:7-8