Be Courageous!

April 14, 2020

Word of the day: 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged; for the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV

When I first started doing devotionals for others that wanted to have the word daily, this is the first verse I came across. The posted date on this is Friday, April 3. The original I wrote was on Friday, June 21, 2019.  There is nothing like an excellent refresher course, especially during this time of panic and social distancing. Take a moment and think about professional athletes or your manager that made all the difference in the world in people’s lives. When they retire, can you imagine the shoes to fill-in? Think about when you start something new, can you imagine the fear you have to start and get going? I began doing blogs on my devotions, that is a tough thing to do when you have a ton of people that are already doing it, have more knowledge and wisdom to be able to share the gospel. Remember that God is always with you, no matter how fearful you are of starting something. Do not be discouraged from doing what the holy spirit is asking of you. Otherwise, you will miss out. God created you to be you; do not be depressed today or any time doing what God asks of you.

Father, thank you for today. These are times where people can easily be discouraged. I pray today that we can be intentional in our thoughts and listen to you when you call us to do what you ask. I pray for wisdom. Thank you for your love and our fellowship time. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.