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You might have heard of Marine veteran James Kilcer who stopped a robbery attempt at an Arizona gas station.

Here’s the newstory:

As I watched the clip I thought about how important it is to cultivate the virtue of courage.

Courage is as they say not the absence of fear; but is the ability to do the right and necessary thing despite fear.

Its one of those traits that I think easily came displayed one moment, and the next one can seem to lack courage.

We see that too in the Bible don’t we? I think of Elijah, I think of Jesus’ disciples.

I think one area of cultivating courage that you don’t see in secular self-help book is prayer and also meditating upon one’s identity in Christ:

For God has not given us a spirit of [a]timidity, but of power and love and [b]discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

This verse shows us (1) God gives to us the Spirit to help us with courage; (2) We can have hope not to be timid, (3) our identity in Christ is a powerful motivation for courage.

How we need to pray; but also work on discipline in doing the right thing with the little things; faithful with little, faithful with much.

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