Courage

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I leave the gift of peace with you -my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts – instead, be courageous! John 14 v 27 TPT

Jesus gives us His perfect peace. He does not want us to live in fear but He wants us to be courageous. To be courageous is to have a spirit of bravery. To face life and everything and anything that may come your way with boldness.

I feel as though I have got a good grip on Jesus’ perfect peace but now I need to start living life more courageously, more boldly. I want to be more courageous and step out of my comfort zone and start doing things that may challenge me. To start up a conversation with someone that I may not usually talk to or share more openly about my faith. To pray for complete healing for the sick instead of just asking God to comfort them. It is to do the thing that God is calling you to do, at the moment He asks, that requires you to have great courage.

God longs for us to be lionhearted. A lion is strong, fearless and bold. A lion roars with power and it does not run from anything. The lion is known as the king of the jungle, it represents royalty. We are sons and daughters of the king and we need to begin to walk in the way of royalty. We need to be courageous and step out and with our spirit of bravery we can do great things.

Jesus, I thank you for your gift of peace and I ask you to fill me with your courageous spirit. Amen.

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