13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” 14 Do everything in love. I Corinthians 16:13,14 (NIV)
“Be on your guard” Yes, remember the devil is not likely to attack full force on big issues; he is much more likely to sneak up on little things we don’t think much about.
“Stand strong in the faith” Don’t listen to the “voices of the earth.” Heed Bible doctrines.
“Be a woman of courage” Take risks in Jesus; he is wonderfully exciting. I mostly miss the excitement when I don’t take any chances. What would it matter if I am rejected when I say to the hapless “Jesus loves you”! What if I took a stranger to MacDonald’s for a meal? Could I even call that courage? If life is “old hat,” take a risk in Jesus. Do something to help someone.
“Be strong” Being strong includes taking care of myself – physically, mentally, spiritually; so get some exercise, do some puzzles, finish reading my “Holiness” book.
“Do everything in love” – Put myself out to do a “good deed” for every age level. I rue the division of the generations, but I generally don’t do much about it. Go to the mall, smile at the teens, sit by one. She might even stay put to see what I will say!
TAKE A PEEK INTO 2019 – ENJOY!