Hello there! I'm so glad you're able to stop and share a moment or so with me because there's something I want you to know from the most sincere part of my heart. I want to start the year off in prayer for you.
Ok, to be more specific...I’m praying for courage!
Courage for you and for me.
The kind of courage that grabs you by the hand and pulls you through the flames unscathed.
Courage to lift your eyes off the ground and up to the cross. Courage to let your heart lead the way when you’re tempted to pull the covers over your head and slink back into the safety of self doubt.
I pray you’ll find the purest form of courage in the darkest places.
to wake up each morning victorious
to take the stairs 2 at a time
to think about what if...
to color outside the lines
to let “yes” replace a lot of your “nos”
to finally shine the light of the Lord on that dream of yours
to go confidently forward
to dance through every season
to praise God uninhibited
to pray for those who choose darkness
to pray through the pain
to enjoy the sweetness of God’s peace
to extend grace to the hard hearted
to lift weak arms in the midst of battle
to look beyond the storm and into the light of the Lord
to surrender your will to His
to ignore whispers of criticism and doubt
to laugh in the face of fear
to love the unlovely
to believe in yourself; a child of God
to believe in eternity
You fill in the blanks and let God breathe courage into your soul this year, and remember that I'm praying right along with you.
May you experience every blessing and success in 2011, and may you seek Him every step of the way.
God Bless You!
No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. (Philippians 3:13-14) NLT