One of the reasons I would encourage everyone to lead a Bible study or share in front of a group at some point in their lives is because the process of preparation is SO rewarding and enlightening!
Do you know what I discovered yesterday while preparing the talk for the WM Breakfast?
I learned that the word 'brave' has it's roots in middle Europe - probably Spain. It is believed to be derived from the Spanish word 'BRAVO'. And that words' direct translation is - FEROCIOUS.
I think that awesome!!
Every time you or I do something that is difficult or scarey or mundane because it is the right and best thing to do we are being brave. We are FEROCIOUS.
Every time we choose to change our thinking when we know it is wrong or poison and will lead to destructive actions or words we are being brave. We are FEROCIOUS.
Being brave is about enduring or persevering in the face of unpleasantness.
Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Let's be 'ferocious' today!!