For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Very Breath of Me

For several days now, the Lord has been giving me the same encouragement or "lesson to be applied."

The joy of the Lord is your strength. -- Nehemiah 8:10

This morning the Lord is still on the same topic. Just a different verse.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen--Philippians 4:23

Grace (charis)--to rejoice. Grace. From its root, this word denotes that which causes joy, pleasure, that which creates delight in the recipient or observer.
     In reference to God we might understand it as the absolutely free expression of His loving-kindness to men, finding its only motive in His bounty and benevolence as the Giver.

Spirit (pneuma)--breath, to breathe

The joy, pleasure, and that which creates delight in you being received from and having everything to do with the Lord Jesus Christ be your very breath. Amen

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