"Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love."
I Corinthians 16:13-14 NKJV
Near the end of Paul's first letter to The Corinthians, and I can't help but think this message applies to us?
As a man, I am consistently reminded of who is watching me, my wife, kids, people at work. What are they seeing this from me? What do they see from you?
Watch - gregoreo
1 to watch
2 metaph. give strict attention to, be cautious, active
1 to take heed lest through remission and indolence some destructive calamity suddenly overtake one
Stand fast - steko
1 to stand firm
2 to persevere, to persist
3 to keep one's standing
Faith - there was an extended definition, but this jumped out.
The character of one who can be relied on
Can people rely on you? Times are coming where they may need to. Are you ready for that?
brave - andrizomai
1 to make a man of or make brave
2 to show one's self a man, be brave
Strong - krataioo
1 to strengthen, make strong
2 to be made strong, to increase in strength, to grow strong
I love how this definition of strong is an action and effort; I often think as men, we assume we should be strong.
I am not sure about you, but I am weak at times, but this word allows us the opportunity to grow and to increase.
Are you ready to let your pride aside and be ok with knowing that we can be weak? Still, GOD is not going to leave you there or me.
The last line, "let all you do in Love."
Men, I am praying for radical shifts in areas that need it. Times are changing are we stuck in our old ways, not wanting to change. What is GOD calling, tapping, pushing you to be brave/strong and let go of something not serving GOD....?
Friendly Monday morning Poke with Love!