Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Saturday, April 2, 2016

B – Bold Courage

Courageous Christian Living

It is not my intend in any way to offend anyone who is not a Christian, but rather to give all an understanding of who I am in Christ Jesus.

“…pray that in proclaiming God’s message
I may speak boldly and courageously,
as I ought to speak.”  Ephesians 6:20

Bold Courage is for the one who must speak and live?

Not being afraid. Not being intimidated.

For me, Livin’ Out Loud 4 Jesus is just that. It is not being ashamed to live—my actions and my words—as a Christian every day in every way—all without being abrasive. It’s about my relationship with other people, whether Christians or not, as well as before Jehovah God.

As a Christian, first and foremost, I am commanded to love the Lord God with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind… and my might. [Matthew 22:37-38; Deuteronomy 6:5]

Friday, April 1, 2016

A – Adventurous Courage

Courageous Christian Living

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity,
but of power and love and discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7 nasb

Adventurous Courage is for the one who seeks exciting experiences; a curious risk-taker; sometimes, but not always involving danger

I slipped the straps over my shoulder, tightened the belt around my waist, and took my first ever steps onto the Appalachian Trail relying my husband’s experience and the map book in his pack. I trusted the trail markers, the blazes painted on trees, boulders, or attached to man-made posts to lead us. I depended upon the successful journeys of those who had traveled these hills before us. But inside, I was afraid…

…afraid of the unknown... the unfamiliar... 
the unpredictable… going outside of my comfort zone.