Here are two stories of your #ActsofCourage that have been sent to us using this form this week. It is exciting and encouraging to hear of what God is doing in our family as we listen to him and step out in obedience.

Let these stir you to praise of our mighty God and inspire you to follow his leading for yourself.

1) Anna Goodman, City Church, Cambridge

I’m still terrified, but I’m going to do it anyway, because I love Jesus more than anything

“15 years ago I was absolutely terrified of speaking out loud, even in a small prayer meeting with just six people in it. My heart would gallop like a race horse and my hands would go cold and clammy like an out-of-date cucumber! Tomorrow I'm speaking at Newday (a seminar) in front of more than six people! I'm still terrified, but I'm going to do it anyway, because I love Jesus more than anything and I know He loves me with His perfect love and that perfect love casts out all fear. (1 John 4:18)”

2) Two members of the youth from Lowestoft Community Church

“We were at the beach to look for stones to write on. We wrote Bible verses and encouraging messages on them and went around placing them in different places. At first we put them where we thought they should go, where they would be easily spotted, afterwards we felt like we needed to ask God where we should put them. We believe that when we asked him where to put them, he gave us promptings as to where they should go.

We walked away feeling good and blessed. Happy that we listened to God and spoke to him, and did what he told us to do even though we were terrified.

“When we finally got to our last stone we felt like we should give it to a person straight up. We were really scared because we didn't know how the person or people would react. While we were asking God to tell us who to give it to he told me that we should give it to someone with a purple hat or bag, then my friend felt like the person would also have a yellow top. Just after we had said this, a lady with a little boy walked past wearing a yellow top and a purple bag.

“The reaction the lady gave us for giving her the stone was positive and we walked away feeling good and blessed. Happy that we listened to God and spoke to him, and did what he told us to do even though we were terrified."

Tell us your #ActofCourage through the link below, or fill out an Act of Courage card at church.