1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)- Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
I recently watched an old movie entitled Courageous. It is about four police officers who struggle with their faith, roles as husbands and fathers after tragedy strikes close to home. Together they made a decision that changed their lives. It is not easy living up to so many expectations as parents, children and as a family. It takes courage to take a stand, lean on faith and do the right thing against all odds.
Courage is required for so many aspects of our life. Courage is needed to do the right thing every single time; it is needed to change; it is needed to always tell the truth; it is needed to handle death and life; it is needed to live a life in integrity; it is needed to grow; it is needed to trust God during the good and the bad; it is needed to wait on God; and it is needed to obey God. It seems courage is necessary to make it through life. Today’s verse is a reminder to be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. I encourage you to read 1 Corinthians 16. Be courageous!