13 Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. 14 If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Omar N. Bradley
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stepping Out on Faith Part I
There are times in life when we just simply have to step out on faith.
Twenty years ago my husband and I did just that. I was seven months pregnant and we had prayed and prayed for God to bless my husband with a position making more money so that I could stay at home with our new baby that was soon to be born.
After many prayers God blessed him to receive a new position within the same company that he was already working for. We had no clue that an unexpected move would come with this promotion. Wow! Be careful what you pray for. After accepting the reality that a move was inevitable we actually started to look forward to the adventure of it all.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)