Friday, October 18, 2013

Responsible Courage. Focus.

Strength. Courage. Focus. Wisdom.

Words that are drenched in success. To the world you either have it or you don't. It's told to you whether you fall in the norm of intelligence or not. But in a Kingdom greater than we can imagine there is a power we can obtain at any point in our lives, we just have to have faith to take it. God gives us the wisdom to speak the truth in the face of deceit. He gives us the courage in the face of hatred when sin is challenged. He gives us strength when all we want to do is barely crawl.  

I have been reading a book about a war. A spiritual war. Between the devil and God. The devil is trying to tug us into his fate while God is reaching out to those who desire the truth. We have a choice. This war is real. Taken lightly and you will end up in questioning with no answers. 

I read how God gave encouragement to another degree as His followers burned at the stake. I almost cried when I read that they could see the heavens open and the angels of God looking on in approval. He gave reassurance. That to me is success. Even after the martyrs died their influence still rang throughout as though they were larger than life in death. 

The guilt that stabs our backs, the expectations that cloud our destinations, and the present that we can barely see are all results of the devil keeping us from realizing that God was, is, and will always be right. I really have been empowered by this book. The Great Controversy. I have a responsibility as a Christian. I need to get the truth out there.