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.”
Daily Devotional Series
TRUST: Day 5
For the past few years, during the season of Lent, I have chosen a book to read with the intent of sharing my thoughts and observations on my Facebook page. In January of this year, I came across a book titled “Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to be the Real You.” The title was intriguing to me and once I began to read it, I felt that it was sharing my life story… and God was telling me it was the book for this year’s Lenten journey. I was surprised to feel such a strong nudging because as an introvert, being brave does not come naturally to me.
I am a “list-maker” and I like to know what to expect each day so I make a “to-do” list. My day is planned out as much as possible. To be honest, the prospect of being brave and of sharing of myself was not something I relished. But, I chose to put my trust in Him and posted my first “blog” on Ash Wednesday praying that He would bless my efforts.
Readers encouraged me throughout the 6 weeks of Lent and shared with me how meaningful my journey was to them. Many of them nudged me to continue my writing. When Pastor Tim shared that he was looking for people to write devotions to be posted on the website, I felt God nudging me again… so here I am sharing my thoughts with you.
One of my favorite quotes from the book is “The kind of bravery you are talking about isn’t the kind that conquers…it’s the kind that submits and relinquishes control to God. It’s letting your guard down and becoming naked.” If God can take an introvert like me and strip away my protective armor, He can do the same for you. Be bold, be strong and put your trust in Him.
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.