Monday, January 3, 2011

Strong & Courageous

I left first thing in the morning, bundled up, to my favorite beach to recap the year and cast vision for the new one. I brought my Bible, my journal and of course, the ghetto International Coffee treat!! As I watched the pounding waves, burning my tongue on the “coffee,” I opened my Bible to Joshua and began to read.

“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:6-9

I don’t know why I chose Joshua. I only know that after reading it, I am confident that God’s Spirit led me to read it and accept it as my challenge for 2011. To obey His laws and commands at all cost, to meditate on and memorize His commands, and to be strong and courageous. It is with excitement and expectation that I enter into 2011. I don’t know what I’ll face, but I am promised that if I am obedient to God and am faithful to His commands, I will be successful wherever I go. I am promised that He will be with me wherever I go and I am challenged to be strong and courageous. Bring it on!  Are you ready?
*January 5th is almost here! And I’m excited to share something.


  1. There is a great kids cd called Deliberate Kids 2 by Phil Joel that has a song with that title Be Strong and Courageous. My kids have the cd and love it and we also do some of the songs like this one with our kids in The Zone(which is our kids church).

    I was thinking about this year and was thinking about a word that I want my life to be about and its INVOLVED. Although we work for a church sometimes we look at it as just a job and not as ministry so this year I have purposed in my heart to be more INVOLVED with God and the plan he has for ME, my family, and with my friends.

    Have a great week!! Il ove your posts by the way so encouraging.

  2. Love your Spirit! God is good...and I love your posts about HIS greatness! Joshua 1:9 is one of my faves!! God Bless You!

  3. so cute! love your blog!! :) i'm now a follower! :) hope to talk to you soon!



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