Tuesday, October 18, 2005


18th October -- Thought 4 the Week :
If we lived in a perfect world how God first intended, then one of the things we wouldn’t have to deal with would be fear. Fear is not from God, it is not what He intended for our lives, and if we live our life in fear of one thing or another then we are robbed of the abundant life that He has planned for us. Fear of other people’s thoughts, or actions toward us comes from our sinful nature and needs to be dealt with everyday.
While we were at camp in the holidays, we were challenged to be courageous, and step up to what God has called us to be and wants us to be. Courage is required to stand strong for God, to be different from the crowd, & to be the person He has called us to be.
There are 2 verses that come to mind when thinking about be courageous, the first is in Joshua, where God tells him to be courageous and the reason why he could be was because the Lord was with him. We can claim that promise too. The other verse is found in 2 Tim 1:7, and it tells us that God hasn't given us a spirit of fear, but instead power, love & discipline. You see being courageous goes 2 ways. Firstly God is with us and gives us the power, but we also have to be disciplined in our thoughts and actions, so God’s power can work in and through us.

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