Stand with Courage
“This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged.” –Joshua 1:9
Living a life of faith takes courage. Most people don’t realize it, but it does! It takes courage to stand up in the face of sickness and declare you’re healed by the stripes of Jesus. It takes courage to believe for prosperity and put your last dime in the offering plate when poverty is staring you in the face.
There are going to be some days when you’d rather pull the covers over your head and hide than take another faith stand against the devil. But you can’t. Because the battle of faith isn’t fought once and then forgotten. If you want to keep living in victory, you have to fight it again and again.
We need to keep fighting the good fight of faith. We need to take that promise and put our name in it. After all, it’s ours! We’re the seed of Abraham. Don’t ever let the devil discourage you and push you around. Instead, say: “Fear not, [your name]. God is your shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great!” (Genesis 15:1, AMPC).