P.U.S.H

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


P.U.S.H.
A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day.
For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely...

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The Will of God

Posted Mar 27th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


THE WILL OF GOD
The will of God will never take you,
     Where the grace of God cannot keep you.
     Where the arms of God cannot support you,
     Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs,
     Where the power of God cannot endow you.
The will of God will never take you,
     Where the spirit of God cannot work through you,
     Where the wisdom of God cannot teach you,
     Where the army of God...

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The Bible and the Coal Basket

Posted Mar 23rd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


THE BIBLE & THE COAL BASKET
The story is told of an old man who lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading from his old worn-out Bible.
His grandson who wanted to be just like him tried to imitate him in any way he could. One day the grandson asked, "Papa, I try to read the Bible just like you but I don't...

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God Working In Us

Posted Mar 22nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


God Working In Us
Praise lifts us.
Prayer strengthens us.
Trials purify us.
Failure humbles us.
Forgiveness heals us.
Friends encourage us.
God works in all these things for our good.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 5:8)
 
Ray Pritchard
www.keepbelieving.com
 
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Today's Daily Encourager - Correction

Posted Mar 22nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Today's Daily Encourager contained an error in the scripture reference.  The reference should have been Romans 8:28 and not Romans 5:8.  Here is the corrected version. 
God Working In Us
Praise lifts us.
Prayer strengthens us.
Trials purify us.
Failure humbles us.
Forgiveness heals us.
Friends encourage us.
God works in all these things for our good.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
Ray Pritchard
www.keepbelieving.com
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No Trespassing

Posted Mar 21st, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


No Trespassing
The sign nailed to the tree said "No trespassing." The red letters stood out for yards in every direction. But that didn't stop the young boys from climbing the fence in order to reach the apples that grew on the trees on the other side.
One day, a small boy slipped while he was climbing the apple tree, and fell into a pile of sharp branches, cutting himself badly and breaking his ankle. Alone and afraid, the young boy lay...

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God Has Need of Your Donkey

Posted Mar 20th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


God Has Need of Your Donkey
 
"Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them" (Matt 21:2-3).
 
In Bible times, donkeys were a primary means for distributing goods and services. They represented commerce in the scriptures. Jesus told the disciples He had need of someone's donkey to ride into...

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Genuine Faith

Posted Mar 17th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Genuine Faith
"To love means...  
       loving the unlovable.
To forgive means... 
       pardoning the unpardonable.
Faith means...
       believing the unbelievable.
Hope means...
       hoping when everything seems hopeless."
--G. K. Chesterton
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:10-11)
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Having eyes For One

Posted Mar 16th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


HAVING EYES FOR ONE
"Then they were willing to take Him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading." (John 6:21)
The disciples were traveling across the lake to Capernaum when a strong wind arose and the waters grew rough. Suddenly they saw a figure on the water, and they were terrified until Jesus called out to them and identified Himself.
Isn't that the first thing we do when unexpected calamities or even something that we have...

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Three Thoughts on Prayer

Posted Mar 15th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Three Thoughts on Prayer
 
Keep praying, but be thankful that God's answers are wiser than your prayers!
--William Culbertson
Prayer is simple, prayer is supernatural, and to anyone not related to our Lord Jesus Christ, prayer is apt to look stupid.
--Oswald Chambers
 
Pray the largest prayers.  You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings!
--Phillips Brooks
"Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they...

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Promises, Promises

Posted Mar 14th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Promises ... Promises
"So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."  (Isaiah 55:11)  In other words, God always keeps his word and His promises.
As a school child I was taught the importance of keeping my word and my promises. "It is a mark of character," my teacher emphasized. Unfortunately, the following story which I read some time ago,...

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Understanding the Source of Anger

Posted Mar 13th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Understanding the Source of Anger
"A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." - Proverbs 29:11
 
The workplace can be a pressure-packed world. The demands that are often put on us can bring out things that we never knew were there. Sometimes we begin to think that the source of that pressure is to blame for our response to the pressure. It could be an event, a spouse, a boss, a client, a child,...

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A Sermon Walking

Posted Mar 10th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


A Sermon Walking
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."   (James 1:22).
In 1953, reporters gathered at a Chicago railway station waiting to meet the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner.  He was a big man, well over six feet tall, with bushy hair and a large mustache.
Reporters were excited to see him and expressed what an honor it was to meet him.  Cameras were flashing, compliments were being expressed when, looking beyond the adulation,...

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Stop Complaining

Posted Mar 9th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


STOP COMPLAINING
"Do everything without complaining" (Philippians 2:14)
Complaining is toxic. It contaminates both the complainer and everyone within earshot. Sometimes we think we're helping by complaining. We maintain, 'If somebody doesn't say something, nothing's ever going to change!' - as though positive change can come from negative words.
We imagine we've contributed something worthwhile by our complaint. But, complaining is what we do to avoid facing, dealing with and solving the problem. It's what we do instead of contributing to constructive change,...

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Winter In My Heart

Posted Mar 8th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Winter in My Heart
"In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold."  (Ephesians 4:26-27)
Where we live we boast we're having a dose of winter if the temperature drops down into the fifties, which it did last week. Within a few days we will no doubt be back with our tropical warm winter weather. But recently, I felt as if it were winter in...

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