The Courage of a Lion – His Courage is Your Courage!



When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:13 (NIV)


The Bible is full of very ordinary people who do extraordinary things because of the Spirit of God filling them with His courage and giving them supernatural wisdom and/or strength.  Sometimes we get the idea in our heads that God could never use us in great ways like He did Joshua, or Peter, or John.  But the truth is that we can do ANYTHING God asks us to do.  He has plans for each of us – assignments that go above and beyond our human abilities and strength!


While Jesus likely will not ask you to lead a bunch of rebellious, desert dwelling, ex-slaves into a land of milk and honey, you can be sure He DOES have a very important and highly significant role for you, and He loves filling you with His Spirit.  When you and I are filled with the Holy Spirit, we have the courage of The Lion of Judah!


Take some time to sit with Jesus and ask Him to speak to your heart.  What is something you know He is asking of you that requires the courage of the Lion of Judah?


Digging Deeper


Read Joshua Chapter 1.  Note the number of times God tells Joshua to be strong and very courageous.

~Deb Schmidt
Lifegate Women, Campus Lead – West Dodge, PM


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