Most of us know about the cowardly lion in the “Wizard of Oz.” The fearful lion lacked courage and lived full of fear. Regrettably, numbers of people struggle with various fears today. Here are 4 Key Essentials in Order to Gain and Grow a Brave Heart.

1.To gain and grow a brave heart begin with prayer

Have you ever heard this truth, “We have not because we ask not.” (James 4:2)? Are you willing tp pray for God to give you a brave heart for Him. Billy Graham once said, “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” So why not make it your habit to pray for God gives you a brave heart.

2.To gain and grow a brave heart depend on the will to pursue it. 

To pursue means,“to follow in order to obtain, proceed overtake, capture, accomplish.” Do you have a will to pursue and go after what is important to you. Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.” Are you willing to trust God and pursue having a brave heart for Him?

3. To gain and grow a brave heart requires the will to practice it

Why? Because practice makes perfect.We all know the old adage, “Practice makes perfect.” Long ago, the famed Aristotle made this statement: “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

4. To gain and grow a brave heart ultimately includes placing Christ always as pre-eminent in your heart: 

The more you practice this, the better your life becomes. You know the things in life you deem as important and valuable. However, here is one thing of greater value that we can ever realize on this earth. Christ Jesus should always be pre-eminent in our hearts. Now, find a quiet place and get still. Honestly answer, do I have a brave heart after God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength?