Thursday, October 23, 2014

Be Brave, Even Still

    Day 23 in the Write 31 Days challenge. Click here to learn more and to see other 31 Day posts.
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        At the beginning of this month I wrote a post called Be Brave. The verse I talked about was Haggai 2:3-5 : 

"'Do any of you remember how great the Temple was before it was destroyed? What does it look like now? Doesn't it seem like nothing to you?' But the Lord says, 'Zerubbable, be brave. Also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, be brave. And all you people who live in the land, be brave,' says the Lord All-Powerful. 'I made a promise to you when you came out of Egypt, and my Spirit is still with you. So don't be afraid.'"

        I wrote about how the Lord was speaking through Haggai and telling Zerubbable, Joshua, and the people who lived in the land, to be brave. I related this situation to us and how God tells us to be brave. When we lose our passion and fire for Him inside and we just get lazy or to afraid to do what He wasn't us to do. He's telling us to be brave. He's cheering us on, telling us to keep moving, and sticking with us as we move through what we are doing. 
        It's been a few weeks since I wrote that post. During my quiet times in the mornings or when I open up the Word to get encouragement, God still shows me that verse. I have now underlined it and in tiny letters wrote next to it "Be brave, God is with you." Through out this month I've really need that verse. Things have come up and road blocks have been put in front of me and I've almost felt like giving up. But then God shows me that verse and whispers in my ear again "be brave. I am with you and for you.". It has helped me get through a lot even in these past few weeks. 
        God is with us, no matter what. Even though we have setbacks and road blocks we face, He is still there and He helps us through them. Making us stronger in faith. It builds character and helps us be who He wants us to be. 
        Whatever you're going through right now and whatever you are facing, I'm encouraging you to be brave. Even still. Keep being brave. This life will never be easy, but we hope and faith in the Living God who saves us and helps us though. Be brave for He is with you.

If you are interested in reading my first blog post called Be Brave, click here

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