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Encouraging Thoughts

  1. Hebrews 11:6 NIV

    "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Have you ever tried to be pleasing to someone you love, especially when you know that "someone" loves you very much, and you wouldn't dare hurt him or her? At one point in this love affair you keep wondering what else you could do to prove your faithfulness to that loved one, as if everything you have done was not enough. The...
  2. Matthew 28:19 NIV

    "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..." A song from Matthew West depicts a conversation between the author of the song and God, where the author says, "God, why don't you do something?", and God says, "I did; I created you." Many times we want to see God work as we idly stand by and watch life unfold around us. After all, it's God's job to do as He pleases, and therefore, things are out of our...
  3. Colossians 3:1-3 NIV

    "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." Teaching his disciples, Jesus said at one point "Where you treasure is, the your heart is also." For someone who lives this life for here and now, the treasures are the richest of this world, which can be stolen and often times cause a lot of...
  4. Psalm27:1 NIV

    The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? What do you do when trouble comes? Who do you turn to when everyone is against you? Another psalm says: "Some trust in chariots, others trust in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord, our God" (Psalm 20:7). God always defends those who are His own. He is their light when it is seems to be dark around and does not let the feet stumble; His name is a strong...
  5. Luke 6:35 NIV

    "But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked." We all know that love is not expressed the same way towards everyone. We love our friends in a certain way, our children and other family another way, and our spouses still another totally different way. But how do we love our enemies? Is it even possible to do such a...
  6. Matthew 6:33

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. What do you worry about most? A very common aspect for which a lot of people worry is providing for the everyday needs of the family (e.g. bringing home food for the children and being able to take care of the material needs). But how often do we think about providing our loved ones with that which God wants? Yes, an important way of showing love toward the ones you care about is to...
  7. Proverbs 11:27 NIV

    Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to the one who searches for it. There is a song that plays on Christian radio right now which says: "Why does kindness seem revolutionary? When did we make hate seem so ordinary?". It appears that doing good is looked upon as something strange and crazy until it is personally experienced. I have seen this on my own. There was a time when I used to be vengeful and tried to get even with everyone. Then I realized one thing: it is impossible...
  8. Proverbs 6:16-19 NIV

    "There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community." If you are alive and you can breathe and move, thank God for being good another day. And that is not because you deserve it, but because HE is God and acts according to His purpose. This...
  9. RELEASE YOUR NET

    "You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing...And, He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him." - Psalm 145:16, 19 NKJV. You can trust the Lord God. LAUNCH INTO THE DEEP In Luke 5, we read the story of Simon Peter fishing. He had been up all night fishing and had caught nothing. NOTHING! He, a professional fisherman, had worked all night for nothing. His friends were into fishing. He lived in a fishing village. If anyone could make a catch, surely it was Peter....
  10. Psalm 139:1-2

    "You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar." Have you ever felt that you were fighting the good fight and running the race, but you were all alone and it was as if you were doing it all for nothing? Not only there is no one to encourage you, but it seems that everyone criticizes you and thinks that you are too far gone. The good news is that God is always there for you, and He knows what nobody else knows about...
  11. the sea and the waves roaring...

    Luke 21:25-27 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; [26] Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. [27] And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. With perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring...Men’s hearts will fail them for...
  12. Addiction

    I really need help I feel like I am trapped. This is mine cried out for help I need outside sources to help me heal my soul. If you are struggling with the same desires I would encourage to reply or comment so that I know i’m not alone in this battle.
  13. Daily Devotional - August 30, 2020

    James 3:17 - "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy." As we speak the tender mercies of the Word over a problem, our faith begins to rise up within us. We then release words of faith and plant seeds of power. These seeds then begin to grow up and become greater than the problems. They begin to bear fruit -- fruit of deliverance, healing, miracles, love, joy, and peace. Souls are drawn into...
  14. Daily Devotional - August 20, 2020

    Genesis 1:27 - "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." When God made you in His likeness, He did not make you to look like Him. He made you to function like Him. That's what likeness literally means. When God created you, He made you to operate like Him. If you are not functioning like God, you are "malfunctioning" because God wired and designed you to function like Him. How does God function? "Without faith it is...
  15. Daily Devotional - August 19, 2020

    Ephesians 6:17 - "And the helmet of salvation..." If your salvation is not worn tightly around your mind like a helmet, the enemy will come to chop the multiple blessings of your salvation right out of your theology. He will try to hack away at your foundation, telling you that healing, deliverance, preservation, and soundness of mind were not really part of Jesus' redemptive work on the Cross. Many believers try to do the work of God without making it a personal goal to walk in the full...
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