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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 11: The courage of Faith



It makes you take a step forward

when you want to go backwards

It makes you face the unfamiliar

when you would rather touch what is familiar.

It makes you TRUST in the midst of doubt

It stretches you because it is stretched,

as the hands of the clock continue to move forward

yet everything around you is at a standstill

yet changing in ways that you wish weren't

because

"IT" demands so much of you

because you don't have a choice.

Therefore you succumb

and take the most COURAGEOUS step

because you have nothing else left.

"IT" welcomes you.

"IT" changes everything

because "IT" changes you

as it takes your eyes off of what you see

the moment you take that first COURAGEOUS step beyond all your senses

and grab on "IT" like there is no tomorrow

because "IT" is what you have been seeking.

Because "IT" is FAITH~

"Now FAITH is

the assurance (title deed, confirmation)of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), & the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]" (Hebrews 11:1 AMP)

Oh the COURAGE OF FAITH ~ 

"FAITH is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase" 

(Martin Luther)

Oh the COURAGE OF FAITH

that takes you beyond yourself

that makes you take your next breath when you feel you have nothing left

because you

PUT HIM IN YOUR STORY~

“Cast all your anxiety on HIM, ________* (your name)

because HE cares for you, _________*(1 Peter 5:7).

Oh the COURAGE OF FAITH

that faces the FACE of the ONE who is our FAITH~

“Look to the LORD ________*

and HIS strength; seek HIS face always

__________*” (Psalm 105:4)

Oh where would you be & where would I be

as the clock continues to tick

if we respond

the moment we respond to HIS WORDS

that calls to FAITH~

"But JESUS immediately said to _______*,

'Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid'." (Matthew 14:27).

Oh the COURAGE OF FAITH~

"Therefore ________* do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away,

yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory

that far outweighs them all.

 So ______* fix your eyes not on what is seen,

but on what is unseen,

since what is seen is temporary,

 but what is unseen is eternal" 

(2 Corinthians 4: 16-18).

Oh the COURAGE OF FAITH

that shouts

“I, ________* do believe; help me, overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24).

Where in your life is GOD asking you to wear the

COURAGE OF FAITH?

BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

by

taking the step

and

"WALK BY FAITH" 

(listen to the song below)












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