Monday, February 25, 2013

Be of Good Courage!

"Wait for the Lord with COURAGE,
and wait for the Lord!"
Philippians 4:1

I thought of Red Riding Hood,
out to do battle valiantly
against a very real evil.
Last Saturday I attended a Transparochial meeting
and the objective was that our united Christian communities
would do battle against forces that would seek
to destroy life, our families and marriages.
There are bills in Congress that
are pushing for abortion, euthanasia, divorce, etc.

" Your Heavenly Father
makes the sun rise on the bad and the good."
Mt. 5:45

I realize that these lawmakers think
that they are pushing for measures that 
would improve our society.
They see bad marriages and 
think that the way to solve it
would be to allow divorce in our country.
They see old people suffering and their way of
solving it would be to allow euthanasia.
They are seeing things through worldy eyes,
not through the eyes of faith.

"My joy and crown...stand firm in the Lord!" 
This is what St. Paul wrote to the people of Philippi.
St. Paul thought of those long ago Christians as
his crown, as the jewels in his crown.
How much more does Jesus think of us
as His, the apple of His eye, 
worth every drop of blood He shed on the cross,
worth every humiliation He suffered
at the hands of men who saw with earthly eyes?

Let us not see with worldly eyes,
but see the world with the
eyes of faith.
Would it not be wonderful if 
Jesus saw Himself reflected in our eyes
when He looked at us?
May we learn compassion
and generosity and be like Him,
but may we also be courageous
and stout hearted when we need to do battle
on His side! 

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose,
who received a powerful revelation
last week about how God did not
create for anyone's approval
but for His own enjoyment!

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas 
and join these great parties! 


  1. Thanks for encouragement. A good reminder.
    Have a nice week:)

  2. Be of good courage.
    Almost none of us are good at this. We have had very little practice. It is true that the governmental forces that threaten life damage us all, but we are rarely intimately threatened by them. They do not make us quake in our shoes. They do not tempt us, through a threat on our own life, to betray our faith or family. We do not wake up wondering whether we will live to see the sunset.
    Courage follows fear. They live together, or it is not courage at all.

  3. What beautiful artwork! Thanks for the inspiring words! I do want Jesus to see him reflected in my eyes. Visiting from blog hop.

  4. Is divorce illegal as of right now? That's amazingly wonderful if so. I've never heard of that. I wish people weren't allowed to give up so easily on something that God considers SO sacred. I wish I could sit and talk with you for hours, Patsy. I'm always so blessed when I stop by.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Your awesome post is so beautiful. Take courage, be BRAVE and take authority over the darkness. May the light of Jesus shine bright.

  6. Her cloak was red, for love? Certainly a color only the courageous could wear. Women suffering in our world need courage.

  7. I love reading (and seeing) your posts and artwork each week. Thank you for linking up again at Motivating Mondays at CEO of Me! Blessings!

  8. I love reading and seeing your posts and artwork each week, so beautiful! Thank you for linking up at CEO of Me this week!


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