When You Have to Be Strong and Courageous

(in)courage | 4/25/2019 | Staff
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I am incredibly blessed to live in my literal Promised Land. I prayed and waited six years for the vision God whispered to my heart to materialize in what is now our small farm. It’s been quite the Jesus-led adventure so far.

In other areas of my life, I am approaching the Jordan River, asking the Lord to go before me and part the waters for my figurative and spiritual Promised Land.

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I’m realizing it may take me years to unpack what it means to live on the other side of the Jordan. The balance is tricky of dwelling in God’s presence and using the sword of the Spirit. Maybe that’s why I’m kind of obsessed with studying Joshua and the millions who crossed over into the promises of God.

If you feel like you are beginning to enter into what God has promised you, either figuratively or literally, or you’re starting to really believe God keeps His promises, I want to share a secret with you:

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The future God has for you in your Promised Land is beautiful, full of bountiful blessings and life lived with God’s very presence, but it’s not easy.

So, lean in close and listen to God. Completely rely on God and not your logic. Open yourself up to what only God can do even if you can’t. Raise the sword of the Spirit. Believe in miracles. Listen to the God’s truth and not your feelings. Keep moving forward and don’t go back.

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This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

So many of us want to turn back to the desert when we have to use our God-given strength and courage. We think something is wrong with us, with the situation, or with...
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