Good afternoon friends. Since I am home all day today, I am playing on the computer a lot – daytime TV is beyond boring to me. So I will bore you withy my writings, musings and encouragement. The word encouragement has a key word encased in it – Courage. Some days courage is all we have to be able put one step in front of the other. But my devotion last night gave a different perspective – one I have always known but sometimes I need reminding. So today I am reminding you of where your courage, strength and perseverance comes from.
I am a big believer that God puts people in our paths to help us be able to not only connect better with Him but to also show us how to connect better with each other. Someone left a devotion book and its companion research book on my desk but no one seems to claim they did it. It is a wonderful devotion book called Jesus Speaks written by Steven K. Scott and it is written in similar a style of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Both are written as if you were talking directly to Jesus. Sometimes you just need that, at least I do.
Last night’s devotion was “Courage to Replace Your Fears”.
The disciples were in the boat and Jesus was walking to them across the water. They thought it was a ghost. But he tells them, “Take Courage”.
So many times when storms are raging around us that is all we can see but Jesus reminds us like he did Peter – don’t look at the storm, look at Me and don’t be afraid.
“It’s okay that fear might get the best of you for a moment. but open the eyes of your spirit and see Me. I am here!” from Jesus Speaks February 14.
No storm or scary situation every comes by surprise to Jesus and He will make sure we get through it safely.
He reminds us all through scripture that He is there, regardless of what we are going through. Just reach out to Him.
So I am reminding you, regardless of your storm, take courage and feel God’s presence surround you with love.
And if you can, reach out to others to help them feel encouraged and surround them in kindness. Sometimes all we need is a little kindness.