Courageous Persistence: Paths to Prayer

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Virginia has written and spoken about courage before, but these days fear is kicking my butt. Not just fear of freaky viruses, but about The Future and many things.

It’s easy to stumble off the paths of prayer when dark storm clouds crowd the horizon.

There’s something to be said for courageous persistence. Even if we can’t see the way clearly, we keep walking the paths of prayer with courageous persistence.

“The path to prayer… is now a glorious path through the meadows, now a peaceful country road with no obstacles where we can abandon ourselves to quiet thought, now a rough mule-track winding up the mountains, now a way over the bare rocks on the summit.  Sometimes it is like a city street full of noise and distractions, at others it follows the water off the streets into the underground drains and so to the river or sea, carrying with it the rubbish and filth of life. But it is always prayer.”   Carlo Carretto, from God’s Name is Love

grace, peace & courageous persistence

Virginia : )

p.s. Bountiful blessings to Jewish friends around the world as Passover begins tonight. Peace be with you!!

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6 Responses to Courageous Persistence: Paths to Prayer

  1. Debbie says:

    Passover tells us we’re getting closer to Easter!! Hang in there, Virginia. Yes, these are scary times — times to draw closer to God!

  2. Joshua 1:9—one of my go-to-reference when I begin to feel even the slightest discouraged.
    Another one for fear- 2 Timothy 1:7–for God has not given me (Virginia) the spirit of fear, but of power, & of love, & of a sound mind.
    Fear not Virginia, for He has overcome the world. It is well. All will be well.
    Love and light. 💝💕

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Ms. Sunshine! ☀️ Joshua 1:9 has been a go-to verse since I memorized it as a child. I also love Isaiah 41:10 & Psalm 27:1&4 (my life verses.) I like your Timothy verses, too. Have been asking God recently for extra doses of faith, courage, confidence & clarity… Much love & Light to you, Cyn! 🌟💕✨🤗✨☀️💕

  3. another beautiful message.

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