“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”
– Psalm 23:4-5a (NIV)
Daily Meditation: Matthew 14:28-32, John 10:7-18
Are you hanging on by a thread… feeling pushed to the edge of the cliff… hands aching from hanging on? Let go and leap!
Seriously, when are we going to take God at his word? I’m talking to myself here. How easily we forget that he is with us through thick and thin. Today I’m reminding myself that:
- I walk through “the darkest valley.”
- I need not fear for he is “with me.”
- He makes a table for me “in the presence of my enemies.”
I don’t stay in the darkest valley. I can live fearlessly each and every day, knowing that he is going to bless me right smack dab in front of those who don’t like me very much! Wow, that is my God at work on my behalf.
The choice is mine… and the choice is yours. Are we going to leap into his arms? That’s right, today is all about trusting God. We’re not talking about a tank of alligators or a lake of piranhas. This is about leaping into his arms. I say, “Get out of my way. I’m coming through!”
“Broken, I run to You
For Your arms are open wide
I am weary, but I know
Your touch restores my life”
–Kathryn Scott, “Hungry”
Be fearless: Leaping is, at once, both scary and breathtakingly grand. Enjoy it! Choose to trust, to leap, and to be fully his! He is with you, right now, this very second. He is your Father and you are his daughter. When you leap into his arms, you’re in the safest place on earth!
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year.
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.