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How Brave Are You?

Are you brave enough to ask this of the Lord? Are you brave enough to see what He shows you and repent of it? Many people think being a follower of Christ is a sign of weakness, but it actually takes a brave and strong person to be a truly devoted follower.

The word meek was brought up in the pastor's sermon at church this past Sunday. He said this about meekness,

"Meek is not weak, in the Greek." Nathan Cooper

I know, I know, a little cheesy, but it's true. Many believe that being meek is being weak, but that could not be further from the truth. Meekness is nothing more than strength under control.

The horse is a perfect example of meekness. Horses are large animals and they could kill us with a single blow, yet they don't. A well broke horse is a meek horse. Doesn't mean the horse no longer has strength, it is now just under control. That is how we are to live as followers of Christ. The horse humbly submits themselves to our authority, in the same way we should humbly submit ourselves to the Lord.

Just a horse who submits to the horseman's gentle, yet firm instruction, we too should submit ourselves to the Lord's gentle instruction. We can even go a step further and ask Him where we are lacking. Ask Him where we fall short specifically so we can be made pure and righteous. You see, purity and righteousness does not come from anything that we do, it comes from what the Lord does through us. We cannot see our own faults until we compare them to the spiritual mirror of His Word. Sometimes we are so blinded that we cannot see our own faults, but we must be willing for the Lord to reveal them to us. Are you brave enough?

In addition to that we are told to bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2). This also takes strength and bravery. Are you brave enough to share your weakness with another brother or sister in Christ? Are you brave enough to listen to their wise council and apply it? Are you brave enough to carry the burden of another, to pray with and for them, and to council them? This is what is means to be a follower of Christ. We are His body and Christ is the head (Colossians 1:18) meaning that we are His hands and feet; His ears and eyes; we have a responsibility to tend to the other members of the body, to address their wounds and care for them so we can all be healed by the Lord. But to first be healed, we must first acknowledge we are broken. Are you brave enough?


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