Daily Delight

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. – Mark Twain

We had to have a family meeting this weekend to shed light on something our children had been hiding. At some point during the discussion, my husband looks at our daughters and with the convicting tone of disappointment only fathers can have says,

“That is so weak.”

The word struck me. It is weakness that takes the easy way out. Weakness that slinks and shies and sneaks. Weakness that sins saying grace’ll cover that. Weakness because we don’t have the courage to do what’s right, or the courage to admit when we have done wrong. Strength requires a little more mettle.

Integrity takes grit.

Character, fortitude, virtue. They all take a lot more courage than the world has, and they’re often overlooked if not overtly mocked – but that’s where true strength is forged.

True to God, true to His Word, even when it hurts. Even when it’s hard or frightening. I don’t want my daughters to ever sacrifice their character and God’s glory for convenience. And I don’t want you to either.

Sometimes we are in way too deep and desperately need compassion and help – and sometimes we just need a good kick in the pants to remind us we’re better than this foolishness. If you need it, consider this your boot: if you’re wearing yourself out sneaking around His way – just quit. Get some grit. 

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. – Prov. 11:3 (NIV)

About the Author

Amy Summerhill≫ ≫Amy is a twenty-nine year old homemaker, literally (re)making her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her husband and three beautiful daughters. Along with remodeling diy style, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, backpacking and co-entrepreneuring adventures with the ManHub. Above all, she enjoys fostering conversations and communities centered on the beautiful grace and majesty of Jesus - whether that's a church building, bookstore or back patio. She longs to see the Church understand the intimacy of grace and walk in the confident humility it brings. She believes so much in the joy God takes in His children she branded her arm with hephzibah - a Hebrew name that means God delights in her - hoping to inspire strangers and friends alike with the thought that God might just delight in them too.


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