You Know How It Feels

Posted Jan 24th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


You Know How It Feels
During Napoleon's invasion of Russia, his troops were battling in the middle of yet another small town in that endless wintry land, when he was accidentally separated from his men. A group of Russian Cossacks spotted him and began chasing him through the twisting streets. Napoleon ran for his life and ducked into a little furrier's shop on a side alley. As Napoleon entered the shop, gasping for breath, he saw the furrier and cried piteously,...

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Forgiveness

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


Forgiveness
Do you know what it means to truly Forgive?   It means "to release from accountability".  When you truly forgive someone, you no longer hold them responsible or accountable for their actions.  When Jesus Christ forgives you, He no longer holds you accountable for your sin.  (I will remember their sins no more.  Hebrews 8:12)
Corrie Ten Boom shares this incredible true story in her book, The Hiding Place:
 
It was a church service in Munich that I saw him, the former S.S....

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The Bear

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


The Bear
"The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me. But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD." (Jonah 1: 1-3)
We spotted them along the side...

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In the Hands of the Potter

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


"In the Hands of the Potter"
 
"Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand." (Isaiah 64:8).
 
I remember hearing those words when I was a child sitting in a church pew. I envisioned a man sitting at his pottery wheel, shaping something from a glob of clay. It took me decades to understand what these words really meant.
 
God is the potter.
He created us, taking us from an idea...

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Two Wolves

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


THE TWO WOLVES
One evening, an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that was going on inside himself.
He said, "My son, it is between 2 wolves.
One is evil: Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego...
The other is good: Joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith..."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply...

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That Room

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


That Room
"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known." (Luke 8:17; 12:2)
 
“Just that room!” she exclaimed.  “You can go in any of the other rooms; just don’t go in that room…..it’s a mess!”
 
Our hostess was more than gracious, and their home was lovely.  We were being treated royally and enjoying every minute of our brief stay with them. She asked if I would like a tour of the house; I replied, “Sure!”
 
When...

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Tragedy Into Blessing

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


Tragedy Into Blessing
Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough money and had gotten passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States.
The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement about their new life. However, seven days before their departure,...

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The Power of the Tongue

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


THE POWER OF THE TONGUE
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump out of the pit with all of their might. The group of frogs kept telling them to stop because they were...

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Trust God!

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


Trust God!
Happy moments, praise GOD!
Difficult moments, seek GOD!
Quiet moments, worship GOD!
Painful moments, trust GOD!
EVERY MOMENT, THANK GOD!
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
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When You See Jesus

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


When You See Jesus
Have you got more than you can handle? Does it seem as though the challenges of life outpace the joys of life? If you're feeling used up, stressed-out, or burned out, then take a moment to consider how your perspective will change when life's struggles are over and heaven begins.
The day you see your Savior you will experience a million times over what Joni Eareckson Tada experienced on her wedding day. A diving accident left her paralyzed...

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Hearing God's Voice

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


Hearing God's Voice
"Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him." (1 Samuel 3:7)
Samuel was born to Hannah, a woman who had a deep commitment to God. She was barren, but she cried out to God for a son. The Lord gave her Samuel, whom she completely gave to the Lord for His service. After weaning him, she took him to the house of the Lord to be reared...

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But Who Won the Game?

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


But Who Won the Game?
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11
There is a juvenile correctional facility in Gainesville, Texas, for youthful felony offenders. All states have such facilities and Texas has more than one. Most of us ask ourselves how people so young can get into such serious trouble. The logical next question is this: What can we do to prevent it from happening?
I am not smart enough...

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He Has the Words

Posted Jan 7th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


He Has The Words
Lord, a family from our church buried their son last week. I want to comfort them. I want to tell them I care. I want to help them get through this time of suffering and pain. I want to, but I don't have the words.
Lord, a member of our congregation has been called up for active duty. He has shipped out to another land to represent our nation in a possible war. I want to ask for...

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Blessing God

Posted Jan 6th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Blessing God
A young man came up to me at the end of a sermon and shook my hand, "I can understand 'God bless me', but how can I 'Bless God'?"  What does it mean when we sing, 'Bless the Lord, O My Soul?'"
I asked him, "Do you have any children?"
"Yes," he replied, "I have a boy who is six and a girl who is five."
I asked, "At Christmas time, do they ever give you a present?"
"Sure," he replied.
"Where do they...

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The ABC's of Starting Over

Posted Jan 3rd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The ABC's of Starting Over
Is your life predictable? Do you do the same thing, day after day? Do you feel as though 2020 will be just as dull and monotonous as 2019? There is a wonderful passage that shows us a practical example of how one man changed his life.
Mark 10:46-52   "Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus),...

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