This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:8-9

Be mindful; that is, fill your mind with the right thoughts. Don’t try to reject the wrong as much as be so eager to keep that which is good within you that there is no room for what is bad. Direct your steps in those things, hold them in your mind as a guide and a directive.

Be bold; act on that which is right with no hesitation. Don’t wait to take the opportunity that lies before you but seize it as soon as you see it.

Be not afraid; the only One you ought to fear is on your side. Take the risk, take the chance, make the difference in the equation and make things right.

Be ready; the time to get started is now.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Posted October 26, 2020