Anointed Courage

Encouraging Words from Lessons Learned

Month: January 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Do you really love Jesus?

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27

Our dryer was in need of repair. We called for service and a nice man named, Todd, came out to fix it. I was excited to have my dryer up and running again. I was unable to hang a clothes line outside (it is against our Association rules) so my house started to look like the “days of yore”. Todd was pleasant and calm. After awhile, we started to make conversation and we discovered we were both believers. He was talking about some missionary service he had done and how one of his four children came with him. His young son asked his father, “Daddy, do you think they love Jesus?” He was doting about how he has taught all of his children to love the Lord with all their heart. He said, “If I can have my children love the Lord wholeheartedly, then I have done well.” I felt breathless, because I wasn’t sure if I could say “yes” to that question. Do I really love Jesus with all my heart or just sometimes? I felt this twinge in my heart, the answer was only, when things were going well. ...   Continue Reading

Got Junk?

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

I love a good Spring cleaning. I love getting rid of what is unnecessary. Afterwards, I feel at peace and ready to take on the world again. However, there is a type of cleaning that is more beneficial than one of your home. It is the act of forgiving yourself of the sins you have committed and finally letting it go....   Continue Reading

Gaining Perspective

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27

If I am physically feeling sick or in pain, I am not in a good place with handling my emotions. The same goes for when someone or something, I rely on is unavailable or doesn’t work, I lose my mind. My perspective becomes skewed and my day is shot. This is a sad way to live. When you are in the thick of it, it looks like there is no end....   Continue Reading

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