We made it!!!! Today is day 31 and it marks the end of our journey together. Thank you for bravely following along or popping in when you could to read, join in the conversation and encourage me along the way. You all are an amazing community who cheered me on and helped me accomplish my goal of writing for 31 days. Whew! The last few weeks have been a struggle, but you never gave up on me and I can say I learned a lot about myself and being brave in the process. I pray you all came away with some answers, new brave ideas, how brave looks for you and what you might do next to continue the journey in your own life. Brave never ends even though we are saying goodbye to 31 days of writing about brave.

Over the course of this passage to brave faith, we covered many aspects of brave. As I began this brave journey of writing 31 days, I bought this wall hanging. Carefully read over the words and let them soak into your heart. I read these words every morning to myself and believe I am braver than I know. Do you believe you are braver than you know?

you are brave

When fear is whispering into your ear, will you release it back to God?

When one more step is the biggest brave step you take, will you leap into the water and swim hard after Jesus?

When saying yes means choosing God over your agenda, can you stay strong and let Him lead the way?

When your whole being screams no, but God says yes, will you let Him transform your no into His beautiful yes?

When brave means staying right where you are and your dreams are pushed aside, will you stay true to who you are and who God is calling you to be in your life’s journey?

You are braver than you know. Each day we make brave decisions in the daily routines, the challenges and every time we choose to step out of our comfort zones. Each brave decisions leads us one step closer to letting God take charge of our lives. It is trusting God’s truths over our own. Brave happens everyday and strengthens us to be who God always knew we would be.

May these words from Ephesians strengthen you along your brave journey and remind you of God’s endless love for you.

14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[e] 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:14-19 NLT

And one more quote from Annie Downs in Let’s All Be Brave to send us on our way. This was too good to pass up.

The road to courage is lit by God’s wisdom. His word in the Bible and through the Holy Spirit to you and through others is how you know. You tap into that. You ask for that. You dig into that.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 NLT

Let’s all be brave along the way! We can do this together!

Mary

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