As Christians we are to live courageous lives, courage is defined by doing the right thing every time, in private, in public and taking a stand for the truth.
This is how Christ lived.
We should not live in fear of the unknown, we should not live in fear of anything or anyone. It is time we take hold of the calling we are given, living for Christ, in Christ.
We need to take accountability for the trust God has put in us, He has given us all that we have, families, homes, jobs, incomes, neighbors, He has trusted us to be good stewards of all these people and things.
God trusts us, more than we trust Him, He knows our shortcomings, our strengths, our weakness and what we will do, yet He loves and trust us.
We are without excuse for not trusting God, He is perfect, His ways are perfect, His love is perfect, He has told us what He has done, we see what He is doing, and His promises for the future are as good as His name.
We are to love unselfishly, we are to make sure we live responsibly as unto God, in all we do we should do for His glory.
This means when we make a pledge to our spouse to be faithful we are faithful, when we make a promise to our employer to work, we work, when we make a commitment to our children we keep it when we make a covenant with God we live and die by it.
Being a man or woman of courage is not about being arrogant, being courageous is about living our lives humbly, strongly, lovingly, caringly for God and others, being responsible for all God gives us.
God says that is how we shall live, what we sow is what we reap, He says take care of what I provide you, and I will give you more, He says to be a light in the dark world, do what is right and leave the rest to me. I will bless you, provide for you, protect you and lead you.
So this is our command to fearlessly and honestly live and love in this dark world so others will know Jesus, and that our Father in heaven will be glorified.
God’s word says this:
“For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater to swear by, he swore by himself:” Hebrews 6:13 CSB
“Therefore, I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me his prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God. He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who has abolished death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For this gospel I was appointed a herald, apostle, and teacher, and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day. Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit through the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 2 Timothy 1:6-14 CSB
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16 CSB
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith — more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire — may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him; though not seeing Him now, you believe in him, and you rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that would come to you, searched and carefully investigated. They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when he testified in advance to the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven — angels long to catch a glimpse of these things. Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy. If you appeal to the Father who judges impartially according to each one’s work, you are to conduct yourselves in reverence during your time living as strangers. For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb.” 1 Peter 1:3-19 CSB
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