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Follow the Real Thing

16 March 2023

By Spiritual Formation Ministries

Keep alert; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

It takes courage to be faithful.
Do I even want that courage?

“Resist the dulling and the numbing!”
Bellows my heart.
“Follow this real thing.
Let it stay sharp in you
That it might carve out that space
For freedom to live.”

What is the real thing in you?

Prayer Phrase


Spiritual Practice

Breathe deeply and repeat the word “courage” in the silence. Notice how you respond in body, mind, and spirit. Practice the feeling of spiritual strength, of stretching beyond what is comfortable and familiar. Bless the feelings that are evoked. Breathe again. Trust that you have everything you need to follow the Spirit in the places where courage is required today.

Today’s Prayer for Peace

Engage in a daily practice of praying for peace in our world. Click here to read today’s prayer and be part of this practice of peace.

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