#breakingcamp – unshakable courage

This series has been so good for my soul. I feel like God has been changing my life and changing my perspective even more about death and life and heaven.  I say this in my heart every week, but this message is my favorite!  God was speaking so incredibly through my husband.

This week was a hard week for me, feeling discouraged, having a hard time taking heart.  And this weekend’s message from God’s Word was just what my downcast soul needed.

One of the things my husband said that I had never heard or considered before was when He brought up the fact that Jesus said He was preparing a place for us:

“He’s not just preparing a place for you,

He’s also preparing you for that place.”

I love that loving, intimate thought that Jesus is custom building a place just for us, perfect for us. He knows us, He loves us, and He’s building something we’re going to LOVE!

And my husband’s point, “we see things that are unseen” was my big take away truth. God was telling me and reminding me to CHOOSE to see life, to CHOOSE to see what I can’t see with the naked eye.  In the difficult moments in life, when we’re losing heart, when the situations in life feel like they’re swallowing us up, we have a choice. We can choose to rejoice or we can choose to complain.

“True courage isn’t to not feel fear, but it’s to feel fear and believe God anyway.”

Psalm 27:13 – I would’ve lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Catch this message if you missed it.

  • Lauren Miller

    I feel the same way, Jennie! I’m reminded of when Pastor Levi said that to take heart is an action – we have to take it – choose it. Choose hope in Jesus.

    I love this series so much.

  • Amber Rue

    Thank you for sharing, Jennie. Your husband’s message was such an encouragement to me and fuel to remind me to take courage and live every day with my eyes on heaven. Your love for Christ is inspirational and your family is constantly in my prayers, my sister.