Tag Archives: Courage

I Must Strive – 1 Corinthians 16:13

I Must Strive – 1 Corinthians 16:13

I must strive
To stay upon my guard
Against the pull of this world
To stand firm in my faith
To look to Christ, Jesus
Doing everything I can
To hold tight to Him
For in Him I find my courage
In Him I will be strong
To rise above it all
And find freedom in Him

1 Corinthians 16:13

1 Corinthians 16:13

Courage Deep Inside – Psalm 31:24

Courage Deep Inside – Psalm 31:24

Your courage resides in your heart
Placed deep within by our Lord
He gives strength to all who hear Him
And hope to those who hold tight
Though the nights seem dark and lonely
It’s His peace that sees us through until dawn
No matter where your fear tries to lead you
Be still and wait upon the Lord
So be strong and take heart
For your courage resides deep inside

Psalm 31:24

Psalm 31:24

Light Upon Your Life (Psalm 27:14)

Light Upon Your Life (Psalm 27:14)

I know it seems so hard
Feels like it will last forever
Could your heart break any deeper
Wondering how much more you can take
I remember sitting in those shadows
In the darkness of my dreams
Still there came a defining moment
A time I wasn’t expecting
When our Lord broke down the walls
Bringing light into my life
So take heart my friend
Have courage until He comes
To bring a light upon your life
To change your heart forever

Psalm 27:14

Psalm 27:14

His Name

His Name (1 Corinthians 16:13)

Take the hits
Because of His name
Their words
Their harsh words
But be strong
There’s strength in His name
Be courageous
His name is your shield
Hold firm in your faith
The name of our Lord
Lord Jesus Christ
Will conquer all

1 Corinthians 16:13

1 Corinthians 16:13

1 Corinthians 16:13

1 Corinthians 16:13

1 Corinthians 16:13

I don’t think I need to say anything else, because we can achieve all this through Christ.

ON YOUR KNEES by NEWSBOYS
Lately she’s been thinking what her daddy said
How when you’re winning, you got more friends
But are they your friends if you fall they’re gone
Something about those kind of people seems wrong
Who’s gonna be there when the phone call knocks her down?
All of the steeples but she can’t hear a bell sound
Jumps on a bus to head downtown
And picks up a paper that’s been blowing around
It says..

When your heart breaks
He’ll hurt for you
Dreams are out of reach
He’ll pull you through
When you lose hope
All you gotta do
Is get on your knees again
Not long now and you’re gonna see
No mountain’s too high for you or for me
Or fall too far if you can believe
And get on your knees
On your knees again

She pulls up her paper and puts in her bag
Knows she really needs a savior like that
Walkin past her church just up the street
Says “maybe it’s time to get on my knees”
Cause He was there when no one was around
All of the people but no one made a sound
Thinks of her brother who’s been feelin down
Pulls out her paper and reads it aloud..

When your heart breaks
He’ll hurt for you
Dreams are out of reach
He’ll pull you through
When you lose hope
All you gotta do
Is get on your knees again
Not long now and you’re gonna see
No mountain’s too high for you or for me
Or fall too far if you can believe
And get on your knees
On your knees again

Givin everything you’ve got
Still it’s hard to believe
Love comes from the inside out
If you wanna be free
Gotta give your life and never stop
When you’re thinkin about givin up
Get on your knees

When your heart breaks
He’ll hurt for you
Dreams are out of reach
He’ll pull you through
When you lose hope
All you gotta do
Is get on your knees again
Not long now and you’re gonna see
No mountain’s too high for you or for me
Or fall too far if you can believe
And get on your knees
On your knees again

When you’ve givin everything you’ve got
Gotta give your life and never stop
If you wanna be free
On your knees again

Still None The Wiser – A Lion Update!

Okay, so this question of the vision of a Lion on Wednesday evening is rolling on and getting me more and more confused by the minute.

So last night I prayed and asked what the Lion meant, why was I seeing it?  And guess what I then ended up seeing……

A SCARECROW!!!!!!

At this point I’m beginning to think I was going a little bit insane, it certainly wasn’t anything I was expecting to see.  I was wondering if this was just my mind playing tricks on me and I really wasn’t seeing anything, honestly, I really don’t know!

So this morning I started to read up on The Wizard Of Oz and I found that the vision of the scarecrow looked like the actual scarecrow in the film, yes dear old Ray Bolger in all his make-up and hat to boot!

So I looked into the story of the lion and his quest for courage.  I certainly thought it was interesting that the Wizard gave him what appeared to be alcohol to trick him into believing he was courageous.

Oh, hang on a minute, he had alcohol to make him feel brave!!!

Now that sounds familiar!!!

Who does that remind me of?

Oh yes, the old me!!!

The lion was looking for courage, courage which was in him all along, when he needed it, it was there!

I guess the poor lion had a reputation to keep up, it seems he found it hard to do that, he was insecure and fearful, which made he feel inadequate.

Now once again, that sounds familiar, but this time not so much the old me, more like the recent me.

I know I’ve been walking in fear over the last month or so, although I had breakthrough last week and feel like I am beyond that fear now.  Whether or not I’m reading this vision correctly, it has brought me to a big realisation, when I read of the Cowardly Lion, he actually showed great courage in the face of fear, without even realising it.

Now once again, that sounds familiar, none of this journey so far has been easy, it’s been a fight all the way and continues to be, but I’ve made it through, no matter how much fear I’ve felt, I’ve made it this far and still fighting.

Now with regards to the vision on Wednesday evening, as we weren’t actually praying for myself, we were praying for so many other people and needs, I don’t actually believe the vision was for me personally, although I have been able to find some inspiration from it.

So in all honesty I still don’t really know what the vision the other night really means, but I’m sure all will become clear in the near future, but any suggestions and comments would be most welcome.

HOLY by JESUS CULTURE
Just one look on Your face
Just one glance of Your eyes
My whole world is changed
my whole world is changed

Oh I seek only to see Your face
I don’t wanna go anywhere without You God
Without Your presence
Oh let me see Your face
The beauty of Your holiness God
Take me into the holy place

And only one word comes to mind
There’s only one word to describe

Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

There is no one like You
You are Holy
Holy