As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

THAT Kind of Courage--Part 1

New Year's Day started early with me in my recliner seeking God's heart. I asked what He wanted to talk about, and I figured He would give me a scripture to ponder or a country for which to pray, but instead, He said, "I want to talk about what I've already told you. I want you to really understand what I've already talked to you about. I REALLY want you to get the depth of what I mean by 'courage'."

I settled a bit deeper into my chair and said, "Then share with me and help me get it."

Without hesitation He said:

"The courage I am calling you to
is not the kind of courage
that comes to the edge of a rock
on the side of a mountain
and leaps because there is no where else to go.

The courage I am calling you to
is the courage that
seeks out the rock to jump from
knowing when you jump,
you're going to fly."


Lisa Buffaloe said...

That is so awesome, Jerri! Sweet friend, I love watching you fly!!!

Mary Brinton said...

That is, as Lisa said, AWESOME!

Paula said...

Love this, Jerri. Love how He makes us faithful to the very things He calls us to -- like courage!