God Owns the Night

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


God Owns the Night
 
You may be in a night season right now, but your God owns the night!  In fact, that's usually when you can see Him best. Like the moon.  As long as it's light, you can only see a pale moon, at best.  But when it's dark, that's when you can see the brightness of the moon.  When it's spiritually dark, that's when you can clearly see your Master. Just like the military who get a lot done...

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Ten Unshakable Promises of God

Posted Mar 26th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Ten Unshakable Promises
1. God has a purpose for your life
It is no accident that you are alive today. You are here by God's choosing. You were born at this time in History to fulfill His purpose for this generation. He has given you all the light you need to know His will, and He has given you all the grace you need to do His will. If you are committed to His will, there is nothing that can keep you...

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Our Weakness Can Be Our Strength

Posted Mar 25th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Our Weakness Can Be Our Strength 
A 10-year-old boy decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move. 
"Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?" 
"This is the only move you know, but this is the...

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The Storms of Life

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


The Storms of Life
"Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd" (Matt. 14:22)
We can be smack in the center of God’s will and still go through terrible storms. Christ loved the disciples with all His heart, yet He "made" them get into the boat when He knew a storm was coming.  They were exactly where they were supposed to be and still experienced frightening...

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Drifting

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


Drifting
There is a story told of a boy who was floating his boat on a pond when the boat drifted away. A man came by, saw the boat drifting out on the pond, and began throwing stones on the far side of the boat.
The boy asked, "what are you doing?"  
But then something very interesting happened. As the stones hit the water beyond the boat, they created ripples which pushed the boat back toward the boy. Even though the stones disturbed...

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Rely on God

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


Rely on God 
"Rely not on yourselves, but on God... 
He delivered us... 
He will deliver us... 
He will continue to deliver us..." (2 Corinthians 1:9-11) 
I quit! 
I've tried my best to live 
...as God expects me to 
...as my family expects me to 
I want to do the best, but I always fail. 
I give up! 
There's no use trying! 
I just fail... 
I? 
"Rely not on yourselves, but on God... 
He delivered us 
He will deliver us 
He will continue to deliver us" 
Again and again and again 
like food, 
like sleep, 
God will give us strength every...

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Quieted With His Love

Posted Mar 19th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Note:  Although we shared this post just four months ago, it is such an appropriate message for today's times that we decided to share it once again today
Quieted With His Love
As I worked my way through some devotional readings, I came across this passage: "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17)
I thought of...

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Goodness and Mercy

Posted Mar 18th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Goodness and Mercy
I love the 23rd Psalms where it says "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me. all the days of my life." I imagine two angels, one named "Goodness" and one named "Mercy", and everywhere I go they follow me, and protect me.
 
I had the chance to experience this first hand. I was travelling to Chicago and saw an elderly man and his wife pulled over to the side of the road in their truck waving for help. So,...

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You Are Not a Nobody

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


YOU ARE NOT A NOBODY
1. Who taught Martin Luther his theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament?
2. Who visited Dwight L. Moody at a shoe store and spoke to him about Christ?
3. Who was the wife of Charles Haddon Spurgeon?
4. Who was the elderly woman who prayed faithfully for Billy Graham for over twenty years?
5. Who financed William Carey’s ministry in India?
6. Who refreshed the apostle Paul in that Roman dungeon as he wrote his last letter to...

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It is Finished

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


IT IS FINISHED
While two visitors were visiting Annapolis, they noticed several students on their hands and knees assessing the courtyard with pencils and clipboards in hand. "What are they doing?" one of them asked their tour guide.  "Each year," he replied with a grin, "The upperclassmen ask the freshmen how many bricks it took to finish paving this courtyard."
"So what's the answer?" one of the visitors asked the tour guide when they were out of earshot of the freshmen.
The guide...

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Showing God's Love

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


SHOWING GOD'S LOVE
Doug Nichols went to India to be a missionary, but while he was just starting to study the language he became infected with tuberculosis and had to be put in a sanitarium.  It was not a very good place to be. It was not very clean and conditions were difficult because there were so many sick people there.  But Doug decided to do the best he could in that situation. So he took a bunch of Christian books...

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Showing God's Love

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


SHOWING GOD'S LOVE
Doug Nichols went to India to be a missionary, but while he was just starting to study the language he became infected with tuberculosis and had to be put in a sanitarium.  It was not a very good place to be. It was not very clean and conditions were difficult because there were so many sick people there.  But Doug decided to do the best he could in that situation. So he took a bunch of Christian books...

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Smooth Stones

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


Smooth Stones
"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb."  (Revelation 22:1)
One of the earliest Sunday School stories I recall hearing is the one about David and Goliath. David, shepherd boy, who comes up against the gigantic warrior, Goliath. And with just a slingshot and a few little stones. 
What a hero! He zaps the enemy in one fell blow, straight to the head....

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Knowing God

Posted Mar 11th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Knowing God
"Knowledge of God can be fully given to man only in a Person, never in a doctrine. Faith is not the holding of correct doctrine, but personal fellowship with the living God." (William Temple)
Do you have a lot of knowledge about God but not much of a love relationship with Him? Has your head knowledge reached you heart so that it affects how you live? Where are you looking for your knowledge of God? to a radio personality? a...

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Is the Bible the Inspired Word of God?

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


Is the Bible the Inspired Word of God? 
At a recent speaking engagement, a university student asked me, "Why do you believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God?"
 
Now this is a very interesting question, and probably one of the most important questions any Christian could ask themselves.  What is so special, so unique about the Bible that Christians believe it is literally the inspired word of God?
 
In answering this student's question, I encouraged him to consider the...

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