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Courageous Living: Faith’s Fathers

How we need men who will model for us what it means to live courageously.

Look at the way Moses is modeling this for His son Joshua [Deuteronomy 31:7, Message]:

Then Moses summoned Joshua. He said to him with all Israel watching, “Be strong. Take courage. You will enter the land with this people, this land that GOD promised their ancestors that he’d give them. You will make them the proud possessors of it. GOD is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.”

At a time when Joshua had to face the innumerable giants standing between him and his inheritance, he had Moses there to cheer him on!

Notice the confidence coming from the lips of his spiritual father:

“You will enter the land”

“You will make them proud possessors of it”

”God is with you”

“He won’t let you down”

“Don’t worry!”

Aren’t you grateful for those “fathers of the faith” God has placed in your life to encourage and motivate you to be courageous!

Look at the way King Hezekiah models courage for his people:

Hezekiah rallied the people, saying, “Be strong! Take courage! Don’t be intimidated by the king of Assyria and his troops—there are more on our side than on their side. He only has a bunch of mere men; we have our GOD to help us and fight for us!” Morale surged. Hezekiah’s words put steel in their spines.

Father’s know how to say just the right things at just the right time. Their words of encouragement, comfort and faith literally “put steel in our spines.”

Who needs to see courage modeled through you? Who needs to hear a word of encouragement right now through you today?

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  1. Kerry Drake
    November 28th, 2011 at 05:20 | #1

    Good stuff, like always!!

  2. November 28th, 2011 at 15:26 | #2

    GREAT “word” in season for Jesus’ Church!!!

  3. November 28th, 2011 at 17:32 | #3

    Thanks for the feedback from two men of courage!

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