It takes courage to be a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. It not always the easy way or even the logical way to live according to the world. It means living with different priorities than many people. It means there will be times when you must step out in faith and it means you must be willing to admit your mistakes. One of the toughest parts can be gaining self-control and getting a handle on your emotions. There are many examples in the bible of people who have made this journey and they did really well at times and they also stumbled and failed at times. The lessons we can learn from their experiences are to be courageous, stand firm in your faith and trust in God. Don’t look for things to always go the way you want or have planned, but seek His plan. There is a phrase I think fits with faith pretty well…Faith – it’s simple but it’s not always easy. May God’s peace be with you.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
(This photo was taken in July of 2018 on a hike near Bayfield, Wisconsin)