Kingdom Values - Courage

“Be strong and courageous. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6
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November 8, 2021

Are you courageous? As we go through our values this term, I would love to ask you and challenge you, both individually and as a community, as to whether these values define you.  

It is so easy to look at the heroic exploits of others and devalue the contribution we make to the bigger picture. But please be reassured that, unless every piece is placed into the jigsaw, the picture is incomplete.

Have you ever had to follow on from someone who was awesome? That’s the story we find our verse for the week from. Moses was stepping down at the ripe old age of 120. He encouraged the people of Israel to follow Joshua. Then he gave Joshua the instruction to be strong and courageous.  

What is your confidence in? For Moses, it was that God spoke to him - through a burning bush and on the mountain. Moses had a direct line to God. Moses passed on to Joshua the confidence that he had; the confidence that God was always with him.

What could you do with the same confidence, the firm assurance that God is with you? That is the promise that Jesus gave his disciples when he was taken into heaven.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

This year we will be hearing the phrase ‘Courageous Advocacy’ used to describe our impact into our world. Our desire is to create a culture and community that asks the question, “What difference can we make?”

Let us work together to make courage, with God’s help, a value we all embrace.

What is your response?
As you read the devotional, set some time aside to ask God how the word can change you today.
James 1:22 says "Do not merely listen to the word...do what it says." How can you live out the challenges set, or share the encouragement from the post today?
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