Take Courage

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Did you know that at the Last Supper Jesus prayed for you? He did, indeed. We see that in today’s Gospel reading from John 17, He said, “I pray not only for these (His disciples), but also for those who will believe in me through their word.” That’s you, is it not?

Do you know the most common admonition in Scripture? It is “be not afraid” or some variation thereof. We find one of those variations in today’s first reading from Acts 22 and 23. Paul gets in the middle of a brouhaha and the Lord says to him, “Take courage.”

Many people mistakenly think courage is the absence of fear. Pshaw! Courage is not the absence of fear but rather how we respond to fear. We can give in to our fears and cower or slink away. Or we can boldly stand up and move ahead, putting our trust and confidence in God. How will you respond to your fears today?

Father, give us the courage we need to do your will, always. We put all our trust in you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Today’s Readings

In Magnetic Christianity, one of the attributes of a Magnetic Christian is confidence. In that chapter, we cover fear. Get your copy today at www.GusLloyd.com.


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