Thursday, December 27, 2012

Courageous!

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you. (Deut. 31:6) 

Notice how the words "COURAGE" and "FEAR" fall together in the same verse?  There is no coincidence whatsoever that those two words go hand in hand in this verse. God encourages us to FEAR NOT so that we will neither fear nor be afraid of either the unknown or the known. I never did law enforcement work or military duty growing up, but I used to be a security guard for a casino. Granted, the degree of of courage and fear confronted by a security guard will NEVER compare to that of what a police officer, firefighter, or military personnel will confront on a day to day basis, but nevertheless, there will ALWAYS be a moment when we will be confronted with a fearful situation that will call out every single ounce of courage required to not only CONFRONT, but come out VICTORIOUS.  

Here's one last verse to provide YOU another dose of COURAGE!...:-)

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:13) 

JOY...PEACE...HOPE. Collectively, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will be able to confront fear with incredible CONFIDENCE AND COURAGE because God has already enabled every single one of YOU!

With that said, and without any further delay, I want to bring to all of you Courageous by Casting Crowns! May God continue to bless you and keep you my friends! Jesus loves you and so do I!!!...:-). Here's the lyrics below....ENJOY!!!! 

COURAGEOUS BY CASTING CROWNS 

Songwriters: WEST, MATTHEW / HALL, MARK

We were made to be courageous
We were made to lead the way
We could be the generation
That finally breaks the chains

We were made to be courageous
We were made to be courageous

We were warriors on the front lines
Standing, unafraid
But now we're watchers on the sidelines
While our families slip away

Where are you, men of courage?
You were made for so much more
Let the pounding of our hearts cry
We will serve the lord

We were made to be courageous
And we're taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight

The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous

This is our resolution
Our answer to the call
We will love our wives and children
We refuse to let them fall

We will reignite the passion
That we buried deep inside
May the watchers become warriors
Let the men of god arise

We were made to be courageous
And we're taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight

The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees, with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous

Seek justice
Love mercy
Walk humbly with your god

Seek justice. love mercy
Walk humbly with your god

In the war of the mind I will make my stand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)
In the battle of the heart and the battle of the hand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)

In the war of the mind I will make my stand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)
In the battle of the heart and the battle of the hand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)

We were made to be courageous
And we're taking back the fight
We were made to be courageous
And it starts with us tonight

The only way we'll ever stand
Is on our knees, with lifted hands
Make us courageous
Lord, make us courageous

We were made to be courageous
In the war of the mind I will make my stand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)

Lord, make us courageous
In the war of the mind I will make my stand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)

We were made to be courageous
In the war of the mind I will make my stand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)

Lord, make us courageous
In the war of the mind I will make my stand (seek justice. love mercy. walk humbly with your god)