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I Will Not Comply!

September 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

309134_327835893979693_143201604_n“Moses said to the Lord, ‘O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past or since you have spoken to your servant.  I am slow of speech and tongue’” (Exodus 4:10)

As I look as this scripture, it occurs to me that Moses is refusing the calling placed on him by our Creator.  Can you imagine?!

It also occurred to me that we do the same thing.  When was the last time you where asked to serve in some capacity and you thought of every excuse imaginable?

Are you not pursuing something because it has to be perfect?  The perfectionist is worried about what other people think while others step out in faith and obedience.

I battled with this issue this past Sunday.  I was asked to teach Sunday School.  Immediately, I started comparing myself to the current teacher.

Lord, I can’t!  Please don’t ask me! Choose someone else!   After several seconds; I took a very deep breath and accepted.

“‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 2:9, NIV)

When God calls you to serve, He will draw on whatever skills you have to complete that service.

What is God calling you to do?  Step out…He won’t let you fall!  ~Debra  th (16)

 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, NIV)

 

Strong and Courageous

January 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says…I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Ann Radmacher.

God’s word is full of people that showed great courage.  Here are some words to live by as you face those everyday challenges.  

“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 1:9, NIV)

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalms 27:14, NIV)

“When I am afraid, I will trust in you, In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.  What can mortal man do to me?” (Psalms 56:3-4, NIV)

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”  (Psalms 31:24, NIV)

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who give me strength.” (Philippians 4:12-13, NIV)

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13, NIV)   

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NIV)

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1:7, NIV)

    ~Deb