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What characteristics come to mind when you think of a servant? Do you think of courage? When Jesus faced Pilate, He displayed great presence of mind and steadfast courage, as did Stephen when facing the religious leaders, along with many faithful witnesses throughout the centuries. Christ-like courage springs from confidence that we have been called by God and are empowered by His Spirit. Where is He calling you to serve with confidence and courage?

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”—Hebrews 13:6

Prayer: Lord, You are my helper. What an amazing thought! You come to my aid, infusing me with confidence and courage to serve Your purposes in every circumstance. When fear rears it head, when my faith falters, encourage my heart and strengthen me to serve You courageously. I ask in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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