Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.
Many people imagine God is glorified by surrounding Himself with human doormats and dartboards. According to this vision of God, our function in life is to sigh and “Let God do it” in the sense of our passively sitting around, waiting for God to act. If we take the initiative, or do anything creative, or passionate, or glorious, we are, according to this notion of God, acting arrogantly and robbing God of His glory. But God Himself, in His word, tells us to be strong and of good courage. Indeed, we are told to do all things to the glory of God. As Cardinal Newman said, the glory of the Christian life is that we have the grace to dare something. Today, receive the gift of divine moxie to take hold of life and offer it to Christ in a new and daring way.
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