Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dear Brothers (part 2)

 I know I've already "written" you all... but I just don't want any of you to go without encouragement. 
 You have no idea how special it is to have brothers in Christ who really care, who make an effort. 

 You guys are so special! It's such an honor to know you, to count you as brothers.  

 Never give up on the great work God has for you.  It does get hard, at times it does seem easier to just quit. Never quit!  We need you men out there fighting! And we girls are here to back you, and fight along with you. 

 Maybe we girls can't be out there wielding a sword along with you; but we're here to keep them sharp, and fight for you in our prayers. 

 As I type this, certain of you come to mind, and compared to the "skuzzy" guys in the world, you're like a breath of fresh air.   When I see these quirky guys that really don't care for anything more than video games, I turn the pages in my mind and find the pictures of you guys. It's something good, and refreshing to think on. 

 This work that we are called to is a great one. It takes so much time and energy. We may not see the end of it. But future generations will, and they will be thankful.  
 We need you men leading.  We're ready to come along side of you, back you, and support you. 

 When you think about the things the world has to offer (which isn't anything really) and the things the world says are important... it's so empty, or crass. 

 There is so much more!  God has so much for you to do. "Keep the faith, fight the good fight" you've got back-up. :)

 Think of the music culture that needs reforming. The movie industry. Children's books. Text books. Even the church!  There is so much to be done.  And it takes real men to do it. 
 That's not to say we girls have nothing to do with it.  We've got much to do too.  But the men are to lead.   We need you leading us. 

 To quote my mom... "Get this in your head!" You are so needed. We need you men in this great work. 

 Have courage. Never give up. 

 Joshua 1:9
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

 Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

 Joshua 1:7
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

 Joshua 23:6
Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;

 2 Samuel 10:12
Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good.

 1 Chronicles 19:13
Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the Lord do that which is good in his sight.

 1 Chronicles 22:13
Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the Lord charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.

 1 Chronicles 28:20
And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.

 Take this as from us girls...
 Ezra 10:4
Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of goodcourage, and do it.

 Keep your focus on Him. He will see you through. 
 Psalm 27:14
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

 Psalm 31:24
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

 1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

 Thanks for making a stand, and being real men.  And thanks for being my brothers. 

  Stay awesome.  You are greatly appreciated. :) 

                                   Your sister


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