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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 7: If Only


"IF ONLY" I had

A brain

A heart

A home

The Nerve~


We are off to see the Wizard the Wonderful Wizard of OZ.


Lions & Tigers & Bears

Oh My!

Oh My, when a Lion becomes so cowardly.

"IF ONLY" he had the nerve, the COURAGE.

"IF ONLY" I had the nerve, the COURAGE.

"IF ONLY" you had the nerve, the COURAGE to __________!

I think of the cowardly lion~

a lion who I would cowardly retreat from

if I came face to face.

But if the lion doesn't believe he is a lion

where is his COURAGE?

He needs to go to OZ to find it.

But we don't have to go that far to get it~

"For GOD has not given us a spirit of cowardice,

but of power, and of love, and of self-control"( 2 Timothy 1:7)

For GOD has

equipped us with

the COURAGE to face anything

"The Sovereign LORD is my strength; HE makes my feet like the feet of a deer.

HE enables me to tread on the heights" (Habakkuk 3:19).

Because GOD sent


with power

to give us


to stand firm


HE is holding us up.

"Now it is GOD who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,

set his seal of ownership on us, and put HIS SPIRIT in our hearts as a deposit,

guaranteeing what is to come" (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).

Confidence is not in self, that is why the cowardly lion was so cowardly.

Confidence IN GOD gives you the COURAGE to face anything,

& the HOLY SPIRIT gives you the power to do it.


Standing Tall when you feel so small.

Standing firm in the ONE who gives us the strength

to roar like a lion

in our weakest moments

in our fearful moments

in our unknown moments.

What lions, and tigers and bears do you need to face today with


"IF ONLY" I had a __________

is only a RESOLUTION

a possibility

a maybe this will happen




you & I will walk


step by step


we know


HE is always walking with us

and HE is bigger

and stronger

and trumps all things

that makes us shake at our knees.

So stand tall today

and face whatever you don't want to face with


"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.”

(Joshua 1:9)

"THERE WAS JESUS" (listen to the song below)

What are your thoughts & prayers?

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