Thursday, December 29, 2005

Be Bold!



"The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit, but rather one that makes us strong, loving and wise."
(1 Timothy 1:7)

Goethe, the eminent German philosopher once said, "Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid." Norman Vincent Peale agreed: "Boldness is the activator of power from the mind."

Can we display true boldness without the power of the Holy Spirit?Because we face so many trials when we commit ourselves to the Lord, we sooner or later realize that courage is central to the Christian life. Without courage, how can we stand up for Christ in our homes? Even our spouses and kids may challenge our committment to the Lord. Our workplaces are full of temptations to our Christian values. How do we cope with these traps? How do we react to the many snares of the enemy in the workplace? And the Church?As we grow daily in the knowledge and love of Jesus, our model and example, we learn to apply the truths of the Bible to our daily lives.

We learn that the Holy Spirit within us is our ever-present resource. In crisis, He is there to give us strength. In situation where love is demanded, He makes us loving. When we face challenges to our faith and need to bear witness, He gives us wisdom.Many experienced Christians avow that the greatest trials to our faith and courage come from within the Body of Christ. Can Satan enter the temple of God? Remember these words: "Get behind me Satan." To fight the good fight of faith, we need the courage that comes from the Holy Spirit as St. Paul tells Timothy:
"The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit, but rather one that makes us strong, loving and wise." (1 Timothy 1:7)

1 comment:

  1. I truly enjoyed your site. What an awesome Blog!! Praise the Lord and many thanks for posting your thoughts. I found it very thought proviking. It is true that without couragefrom the Lord it is hard to succeed and believe in anything.
    We were fortunate to find a small church today called Immaculate Heart of Mary. Today was Adoration with Benediction to follow. What a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon in the prescence of our Lord and savior. What a wonderfull, loving feeling I get when I kneel before him and give praise and thanks for all that he has done. I truly thank him and ask for strength to carry me through the day, and make the right decisions as I work througout the day in the hospital.
    Beautiful words, from a beautiful person.
    Take care friend!
    Ralph

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