I went to a women’s conference the other day, and I’ll admit, I didn’t want to go. Because…the perfume. The tears. The…stuff. It kind of scares me.
But a friend who is in town was going and didn’t know anyone. In solidarity I went to support her, and I’m so glad I did, perfume, tears and all.
The speaker was outstanding and said bold things. True things. Lifegiving things. Like this: When we meditate on God’s word, that’s when we can be strong and courageous.
I want that. I want to be strong. Courageous. But I get stuck in fear. In failure. In feeling like I’m not good enough or strong enough or worthy enough or type “A” enough.
When I look at myself, at my resources, I am not strong. I lose all courage. I even lose hope. That’s me, on my own. But in Christ, in His Word, there is more. So much more.
I learned that a long time ago. But sometimes I forget.
That the healing God gave me in my heart and mind, the way God made my heart flesh, my mind whole, was through His Word. Because when the old habits came back, lies wandered through my mind, discouragement came at me from other people, His word countered it with Truth.
God’s Word, our Bible, it is literally Jesus speaking to us. Right now. For this. And that. All of it.
And when it consumes our heart and mind, something happens.
Our brokenness becomes less. He becomes more. And we can be very bold. We become strong and courageous and join the ranks of people afraid to do what God called them to do, who overcame. Who did it.
It starts for all of us in one place. Where we meditate.
Praying for His word to fill you with strength and courage this week ♥
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