Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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Speaking Agape

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


Speaking Agape
In the early 60s, Brother Andrew, a man from Holland, smuggled a load of Bibles in his VW across the Romanian border and past communist guards. He checked into a hotel and began praying that God would lead him to the right Christian groups - the ones who could best use his copies of the Scriptures.
That weekend Andrew walked up to the hotel clerk and asked where he might find a church. The clerk looked at him a little...

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An Arm Around Me

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


An Arm Around Me
"But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting." (Isaiah 45:17)
Jackie Robinson was the first Afro-American to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. Players would stomp on his feet and kick him.
While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he made an error. The fans began to ridicule him. He stood at...

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When I Am Weak

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


When I Am Weak
Complete this sentence: When I am weak...
     When I am weak I feel like a failure.
     When I am weak I want to quit.
     When I am weak I want to give up.
     When I am weak I want to cry.
     When I am weak I want to run away.
     When I am weak I feel lost.
     When I am weak I think my life is a waste.
Paul said, "When...

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Reservations

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

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Somehow, God Will Come to You!

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


Somehow, God Will Come To You
I don't know how God will do it, but somehow, while you are in your dark and lonely place, God will come to where you are and confirm His faithfulness and His promises to you!  God will use your dark, lonely place of despair as a banner to write His love over your life!
Elijah had his ravens; Moses had his burning bush; Daniel had his quiet night in a lion's den.  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had their...

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Choose Wisely

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

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Give of Your Best

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


Give of Your Best
 
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40)
 
I read that on one occasion when visiting Scotland, Queen Mary "was strolling with a group of children. Suddenly the sky turned gray and thick and dark clouds appeared. The queen stopped at a nearby house and asked if she might borrow an umbrella. She told...

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The Jello Lesson

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

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Hidden Treasure

Posted Apr 5th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Hidden Treasure
"… I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God's mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."  Colossians 2:2-3 (NLT)
I once heard an illustration about a couple who purchased a large piece of land. They liked the idea of having the space, but never cultivated it or invested time in the property. Instead, they spent their days going back and forth to work, just making enough money...

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It's Friday, But Sunday's Coming

Posted Apr 2nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


IT’S FRIDAY, BUT SUNDAY’S COMING!!!
Several years ago, an elderly preacher worked his way to the pulpit and said, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming” and then sat down.  Two more times, with ever-growing intensity and excitement in his voice, he made his way to the pulpit and proclaimed, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!”.  
For the disciples and the women who had faithfully followed Jesus, everything seemed hopeless. It was Friday afternoon and their friend has just died.  The one who had been...

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God's Easter Promise to You

Posted Apr 1st, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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Easter Classic: "The Painting"

Posted Mar 31st, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


"The Painting"
Years ago, there was a very wealthy man who, with his devoted young son, shared a passion for art collecting. Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls of the family estate.
The widowed elder man looked on with satisfaction, as his only child became an experienced art collector. The son's trained eye and sharp business mind caused his father...

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Easter Classic: "Bailey's Jesus"

Posted Mar 30th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Easter Classic: Bailey's Jesus
God recently allowed me to see Jesus through the eyes of someone seeing Him for the first time. Having the advantage of knowing how the story ends, we can easily forget the cost of our redemption and the love of our Savior.
Every year we attend a local church pageant at Christmas time, which tells the story of Jesus from His birth through His resurrection. It is a spectacular event, with live animals and hundreds of cast members...

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Easter Classic: We Become His Son

Posted Mar 29th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


We Become His Son
There is a story that comes out of the Bedouin culture.  "Bedouin" is the Aramaic name for "desert dwellers."  These people live much as the characters of the Old Testament did.  During a heated argument, according to this story, a young Bedouin struck and killed a friend of his.  Knowing the ancient, inflexible customs of his people, the young man fled, running across the desert under the cover of darkness, seeking safety.
He went to the black tent...

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