FEBRUARY 24 – KEEP WALKING – Do you know what happens when you stop walking in life and just sit around all day? You become sedentary. I know the main definition for this word (much sitting) but out of curiousity I looked up this word in order to dig deeper into its meaning. Ready for this – permanently attached! This is so exciting to me because when I went running yesterday I began to focus on this verse: Psalm 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death”. We all travel through valleys in each of our lives and unfortunately ‘the shadow of death’ might be one of them. Here is the key through making it through this valley – You Must Keep Walking! If you stop walking you could become ‘permanently attached’ to living in the valley of the shadow of death. Walk through the darkness; don’t stop! The rest of verse 4 says – HE is with you in that valley and HE will comfort you!
FEBRUARY 23 – A LITTLE FARTHER – Have you ever wanted to throw in the towel and just quit? Well, I am here to challenge you today to keep hanging on to that towel and take it a little farther! Jesus is always our example, pertaining to all things in life….even pertaining to holding onto that towel! We learn from Him. He has the power to push you beyond what you ever thought was even possible. He has wisdom to give you that does not pertain to the things of this world but that pertain to His will for His Kingdom. Jesus always went ‘a little farther’ and He never quit – He always did His Father’s will. Stay on God’s path always, because in time, God is going to bring to completion His will in your life – keep going ‘a little farther’ – Matt 26:39 He went “a little farther” and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” (NKJ)
FEBRUARY 22 – ONLY WORDS – Has anyone ever made accusations against you that were just not true? Has anyone ever cursed your actions and judged you harshly? If so, what did that do to you? Let me rephrase that question – what did you ‘allow’ that to do to you? My pastor taught me this last night – Proverbs 26:2 “Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight.” An undeserved curse is not going to rest on you! If you have done nothing wrong don’t allow words of another to steal your joy. They are only words! When you know who you are in Christ, you are able to move forward with confidence and move forward in the strength of the Lord!