May 22, 2022
Dearly beloved, I greet you all in the sweet name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. There is a beautiful verse which says“..But the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1). The lion is the bravest animal among all animals. When we live a righteous life in the eyes of God courage comes into us. Satan’s main aim is to terrify people. We have often heard people say, “Those strange noises in the dark gave me such a fright that I got fever.” The greatest weapon a soldier has in the battlefield is courage. Consider Israel, it’s a small country but all the powerful countries are terrified of it because the Israelites are very courageous people. To survive in this wicked world, we need the courage given by God to defeat the world, devil, and flesh!
David was able to stand courageously against Goliath because God was with him. He victoriously killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17:46-50). This month let us meditate on the different ways to receive this courage from God!
Firstly, we receive strength and courage when we pray clinging to His promises. There are amazing promises in the Bible which we can claim and pray when faced with problems and struggles. They will save you by serving as an anchor to your soul. God’s presence and His promises will strengthen you.
Secondly, We can receive boldness from the blood of Jesus, “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way” (Hebrews 10:20).
Once a man starts sinning, he loses his confidence. Adam and his wife Eve hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden as they lost their confidence after sinning (Genesis 3:8). We are also in the same state. Even if you have inadvertently fallen into sin, do not sink deeper in it but reach out to God for forgiveness who will deliver you. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).
No matter how big a ship is if there is a leak, sinking is inevitable. Similarly, a man who sins cannot continue to live a peaceful, courageous life. Sanctify yourselves today! Overcome the world and live courageously!
Prayer: Loving heavenly father, we praise You with a grateful heart. Lord bless every person reading this message. Give them the grace to praise You amid their difficulties and help them to receive Your courage to overcome them. Guide them miraculously in Your ways. Bless them with joy and peace.
In Jesus name we pray.