Strong and Courageous
I can follow God with STRENGTH AND COURAGE because GOD IS WITH ME.
WHEN GOD CALLS ME TO FOLLOW HIM INTO FEARFUL SITUATIONS:
My reaction: COURAGE - not the absence of fearful situations, but the willingness to proceed in the midst of fearful situations.
My reason: My courage is based on my CONFIDENCE THAT GOD IS WITH ME.
The setting this takes place: The setting for confidence in God's presence is a LIFE OF OBEDIENCE TO HIM.
The setting for a life of obedience to God is CONTINUAL FOCUS ON GOD'S WORD.
Commit to the path of strength: FOLLOWING GOD BOLDLY.