Be Strong & Courageous by Aneeta Pearson


As a Christian parent, I take pride in raising my children on the word of God. I am touched every time I see them sing along in praise and worship, asking when we are going to church, and wanting to know more about God. Scripture says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6, NIV).

Furthermore, I believe the word of God regarding the times we are living in. “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams” (Act 2:17, NIV). People may dismiss the idea that we are not living in the last days but ladies and gentlemen, look around you.

Not long ago, my son said, in his own words, “Mama, I must tell everybody about Jesus and that He loves them!” I got goosebumps on my arms when he said that. Mind you my son chose to accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, prior. I did not pressure him into doing so, neither did my husband. Furthermore, this isn’t the first time my son has made statements related to God that caught me completely off guard.

By his facial expression, body language, and making this statement (because I know my child) I know the Holy Spirit is at work. If I could put it into words, I discerned the presence of the Holy Spirit; a flood of compassion, joy, love for humanity, and yearning to tell the whole world about Jesus Christ was evident.

Besides being moved to tears, I supported him. I told him that the Lord is always with him so in all things be strong and courageous.

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Author: Aneeta Pearson

"Never stop believing."

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