We live in a world that needs to see brave women rise up.
I have the honor and privilege of raising 3 daughters. More than anything, I want my girls to follow hard after God. I want them to choose to live counter-culturally and flee from what the world values, choosing instead to be brave through the light of God’s Word.
Brave in how they live their lives for God’s glory.
Brave in the everyday choices they make.
Brave in what they allow to define them.
Brave in what they let go of.
Brave in what they hold on to.
Just as God’s mercies are new every morning, my prayer, morning after morning, is for my girls to rise up and choose to be brave, learning to place their faith in God and actively live out His Word.
But make no mistake: Our world is no fairy tale. There is a battle raging all around us, a fight for our hearts, minds, and eternities.
Each day we have a choice to choose to be brave.
A choice to pursue righteousness and godliness.
A choice to live through faith and not in fear.
A choice to love instead of hate.
A choice to endure instead of give up.
A choice to be gentle instead of harsh.
A choice to live like Jesus…a little more each day. That’s what brave looks like. Being brave looks a lot like Jesus.
Be strong and courageous….do not fear. (Joshua 1:9)
One of the greatest lies is the belief we can be brave in our own strength… standing all alone.
Time and time again, we see from the Old Testament to the New Testament the importance of being brave together.
Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. (Mark 6:7)
Moses and Aaron, were a power duo. So were Ruth and Naomi and Paul and Luke.
Two are better than one.
Where two are more are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)
I encourage you as we start a new year to grab your girlfriends, sisters, moms, and daughters…and TOGETHER, with God as our commander, fight the good fight.
So gear up by putting on the armor of God found in Ephesians 6:10-18 because this battle we are about to engage in is not of this world.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
Even though we know this world is not our home, that doesn’t mean we just give up and refuse to stand against the assault that is happening all around us. No, as daughters of the King of Kings, we know that greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
So with that in mind, let’s rise up and engage in the battle knowing that God has placed us here for such a time as this. We were made for this battle.
No longer will we stand idle over our marriages, children, homes, countries, and churches.
Sweet sisters, it’s time to rise up and choose brave.
Let’s Talk: What one area are you choosing to be brave in this year and where are you joining us from?
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Week 1 Challenge: Take the first step. What is God calling you to be brave in this coming year? Take time this week to pray and seek His face. Then write down in your journal what steps you need to take to begin choosing to be brave in that area of your life this new year!
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