Tag Archive | Courage

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