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Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 5: Don’t!

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NOTE TO SELF: I love these commands by God. They start off with, “Don’t!” Don’t be afraid. Don’t hold back. These are not scoldings to stop what we are doing, but instead encouraging us to venture on. These Words are God’s cheer for us on the sidelines throughout our game of life. I can imagine God, much like the proud soccer mom at her child’s game, clapping, running down the side of the field, clapping and yelling, “Don’t hold back! You’re not going to come up short! You’ve got this!!”

What great comfort we have knowing that when we try our hand at something we are passionate about and is within God’s will, we won’t need to be fearful or reserved, we just need to remember that God is on our side of the field.

PRAYER: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that we need not fear to pursue Your will for our lives because You won’t let us down. We can be confident that when we do, we will not come up short! Help us, Father, to listen to Your coaching as we approach the field, and continue hearing you throughout our days, cheering us on.

JOURNAL: Write about something that you are holding back on, or are afraid to pursue? What’s holding you back? Write this scripture at the end of your journal entry.

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