Courage and Prayer

Courage, the ability to face anything, comes from God.

American Buffalo Bison in Idaho

American Buffalo (Bison), Parent getting the Young one to Dinner

Courage is the ability to face and confront fear, pain, danger, and sometimes uncertainty or opposition. Courage may be the ability to do the right thing in the face of popular opposition, defeat, failure or discouragement. Courage may be the ability to change directions or keep on the same path. Courage sometimes speaks, and sometimes is silent.   The best verse on this is: Joshua 1:5-6 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

American Buffalo Bison in Idaho

American Buffalo Bison in Idaho, Going to Dinner

Sometimes we are ignorant of what kind of prayer or the exact words we should pray. But the Spirit helps us to pray.  The best Bible verse for this is Romans 8:26   Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Sometimes prayers are just feelings with no words or it’s hard to figure out what the words need to be. So the Spirit helps us to pray because we are weak and do not know what to pray. So let the Spirit help us pray.

The next verse tells us that His prayer is according to the will of God.  Romans 8:27 He who searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

American Buffalo Bison in Idaho

American Buffalo Bison in Idaho

Then verse 29 tells us what is the will of God, that is that we would be confirmed to the image of Christ.  Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.

These Buffalo photo’s were from two locations in Idaho, we will try to get closer next time. The rancher said there are more afraid of us, but I am not sure on taking chances.

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Buffalo Bison, wondering about more Dinner