Sara Bareilles’s Brave got me thinking about how bold we need to be about our faith and our God. There is a boldness that comes from loving God. There is even a deeper boldness that comes from knowing that God, the Almighty loves us. Humility has its place, but in proclaiming God’s love, boldness is the most appropriate character trait to display. Joshua 1:9 tells us clearly “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”


I want to see you be brave today. I want you to be boldly and unabashedly Christian. Proclaim your faith to all who would hear you. Stand firmly on God’s promises and know that He is more than able. God is more than capable to supply every one of your needs. There are miracles to be seen, if you not only believe, but also claim it. Be brave this day; Be brave this week; Be brave this month. Let fear take a backseat and let bravery be the driver. Take on that mantle of courage and move ahead this week. Honestly, I want to see you be brave.

Here’s to you, I sing:

“Brave”
By Sara Bareilles

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up

Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just want to see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

(article by Iana Del Benjamin)

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