Thursday, September 13, 2012

courage.

a word we all need to embrace. a word we all need to work at to get it. 

courage.

I've never been the one to go off some wild adventure like my baby sister, Libby. There is this home video that FLASHES through my mind when I think of Courage vs. FEAR.


Courage is your baby sister.... who is around 8 years old.... JUMPING off of a METAL silo into the water/pond.

Fear is her 10 year old sister(me) on the side shore picking up shells.


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Many times I pray to God for COURAGE. 
but

it goes against my flesh.
everything that i have become here in this world.
fear can grip me & take hold of my throat where i can't sing.

Tonight we talk about COURAGE.

God is asking me to let GO of Fear-Trust- & TAKE COURAGE. 
Pick up courage. 



even when i can't see my future.
my family's future.
TAKE COURAGE.


hebrews
3:6
"But CHRIST, is in CHARGE of God's house. And we are God's house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our HOPE in Christ." 

Isn't it amazing how all these words connect?
Love. Trust. HOPE. COURAGE. Patience. 

They all have one glorious thing in common.
Jesus.



He is asking my family to TRUST in this time.
Trust him.
Friends, I have such peace about our LIFE right now.
MY heart is being opened to something to lovely.
so UNREAL.
It's something I haven't felt in a very long time.
It's courage.
courage.
COURAGE.
Courage.
We are walking step by step...



As I was sitting at the park taking pictures of my kids tonight....
I really began to see why Jesus compared FAITH...needing to be like A CHILD's.
A child doesn't know fear.
sure some are more fearful than others.
But
They all have their areas.
Or
there are times when we OVERcome our fears.
Like Tristan swinging on his belly.
1st time he did tried this....
he fell flat on his face...

this summer.
it's conquered.
He's even "captured" the other swing...as he told me tonight.
"I've captured the swing, I'm taking it with me!" 



My children teach me things everyday.
I am so grateful to be their mommy.



They are another reason WHY I need to let GO of Fear....
They are looking to me to LEAD the way with.... COURAGE.


So many distractions.... so many side roads I could take.
But today. FOREVER
I'm choosing 
COURAGE!

how about you?
do you struggle with being courageous? 
Join with me.
Do something you've never done or puts you OUTSIDE your "normal box" today? 




PS. 
did you remember to try for the GIVEAWAY?








3 comments:

  1. These words and those photos are absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I feel so lucky and so blessed to have gotten to know a little bit about you friend. This post is beautiful, the words, the pictures - just everything. Just know that you are not alone, we all struggle with being courageous, the fear of not knowing the outcome, of what the future holds. One of my favorite quotes

    "Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live."

    You my friend are one of the most courageous people I know. XO

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  3. This is such an amazing post! Very meaningful and real and true. Loved it. Also, I've started a series and link-up on my blog, "Thoughtful Thursdays." This kind of thing would be perfect for that! I would love for you to join sometime :)
    --Halie

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