Words For Courageous Living


I originally wrote these words at 4:30 in the morning. The room was quiet. The air outside was still and clear. And, except for the occasional noise that would come from the walls, the only sound was coming from my pen.

I have since learned a lot about being still. I told someone in my office just today that we live in a microwave world. By that I mean we want everything right away.

I know you have heard the joke. The clerk said, "When do you want it?" Answer: "Yesterday". Well, that sort of sums up our attitude just about everything.

But, as I was saying, what I have learned is there is so much good from being still. Let me be the first to say that IT IS HARD to just be still. But, my friend, it is in the quietness of life that strength is had. In the noise and confusion of our living we are easily made victims of discouragement and defeat.

In Numbers 13:30 the word is: "And Calab stilled the people before Moses and said, 'Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.'"

That is my word for you at this hour. In the quietness is your strength. You can overcome. This is not to say that all will be changed...immediately. But it is to say that one's attitude and being weighed down by the confusion and problems will be lessened.

My prayer for you, dear reader:

Lord, may your blessing rest especially on this one.

This is not one who is reading at a different time.
Since you are aware of this one, give the peace and power of deliverance
and confidence - all gained from being still for a few minutes.


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