Category Archives: encouragement

July 4th-only when we look and see where we actually were and just how far He has brought us, does the revelation come of just how much He has done for and in us.

Let us pause to celebrate our nation’s day of independence. And now, for today’s worship and scripture: Isaiah 45: 5 “I am the LORD, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though … Continue reading

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July 2nd-King Hezekiah’s first response to the bad news is to approach the Lord for His help and guidance

Isaiah 371And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the LORD. King Hezekiah’s first response to the bad news is to approach the Lord for His help and guidance. … Continue reading

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June 21st-“Just go right ahead and keep doing what you’re doing”

Isaiah 6: 9 He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.’ 10 “Render the hearts of this people insensitive,……..11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He … Continue reading

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June 20th-How often do we act out in life as if we were rebellious “spiritual teenagers”?

Isaiah 3: 3 “An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master’s manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand.” The Lord has given even simple creatures the power of knowledge, to know their master; to … Continue reading

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June 14th-We should find satisfaction in toil, it is a gift of God

Ecclesiastes 3: 12I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; 13moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God. … Continue reading

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June 5th-Throughout Job’s lamentations, and the criticisms he hears from his friends, are interspersed these rays of hope

Job 17: 9 “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. Throughout Job’s lamentations, and the criticisms he hears from his friends, are interspersed these rays of hope, as … Continue reading

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June 1st-When things are at their worst, God is at His best.

Job 5: 8 “But as for me, I would seek God, And I would place my cause before God; 9 Who does great and unsearchable things, Wonders without number. Job is getting words of wisdom from some friends, who may … Continue reading

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May 26th- As a splint or brace on an injured ankle allows us to relax against its support, the Word can become the support for our injured soul.

Nehemiah 8: 10Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy … Continue reading

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May 19th- for us, the question is “when was the last time I gave words of encouragement to my pastor?”

2 Chronicles 35: 2 He set the priests in their offices and encouraged them in the service of the house of the LORD. 3He also said to the Levites who taught all Israel and who were holy to the LORD, … Continue reading

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May 13th-this passage tells us that He is looking for those of us who hold Him closely in our hearts.

2 Chronicles 16: 9“For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely … Continue reading

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