Break My Heart For What Breaks Yours

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

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The Guarantee of Redemption

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


The Guarantee of Redemption
"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit."  (Ephesians 1:13)
The transaction of redemption is legitimized when Paul says in Ephesians 1:13 that believers are "sealed with the promised Holy Spirit" (RSV). (In Paul's time, a seal was used to confirm that an object or a document was genuine and/or to mark a thing...

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Where Does It Go?

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

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The Bigger Picture

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


The Bigger Picture
Leith Anderson shared a story about when he was a boy. He grew up outside of New York City and was an avid fan of the old Brooklyn Dodgers.  One day, his father took him to a World Series game between the Dodgers and the Yankees. He was so excited, and he just knew the Dodgers would trounce the Yankees. Unfortunately, not a single Dodger ever got on base and his excitement was shattered.
Years later, he was engrossed in...

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He's Interested

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


He’s Interested
"Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you."  1 Peter 5:7
So nobody seemed to care if you changed jobs or not. And nobody said much to affirm your new project venture. As you poured out your feelings in what you thought was a safe place, you found she wasn’t all that interested.
He is interested.
Maybe there weren't many calls or notes from people who commented on your promotion, or sympathized in the loss of a...

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When the Opportunity Opens Up

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

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Knocking Them Down

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


Knocking Them Down
A young man who was an All-American football player in college went back to his alma mater as an assistant coach. One of his main responsibilities in his new job would be to go out and scout and recruit players for his college team.
Before he made his first recruiting trip, he went in to visit with the head coach, the same coach for whom he had played when he was there in college some years before. The head...

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What Is Your Reaction to the Works of God?

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

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God Owns My Business

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


Labor Day Devotional: God Owns My Business
 
"So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? (Luke 16:11).
 
Although he was an innovator in the reclamation of silver in the photographic process, Stanley Tam of Lima, Ohio, is best known for his commitment to Jesus Christ. A large sign adorning the home of United States Plastic Corporation proclaims "Christ Is the Answer," and Tam's widely read book, God Owns My Business, describes how he...

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Expectant Prayer

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


Expectant Prayer 
As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the townspeople's way of life.
As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain.
Many people arrived. The pastor greeted most of them as they filed in. As he walked to the front of the church to officially begin the...

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I Hate to Wait

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

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Glory to God

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

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Learning From Mistakes

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

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How to Avoid a Titanic Mistake

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


How to Avoid a "Titanic" Mistake
Just before midnight on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg sending it to the bottom of the North Atlantic.  Even today, there continues to be tremendous interest in the ill-fated vessel. With the exception of Noah's Ark, the Titanic has intrigued more people than any other vessel in history.
Experts of its day hailed this "ship of dreams" as "practically unsinkable". One seaman even went so far as to say: "God Himself couldn't...

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Celebrity Status

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


CELEBRITY STATUS
"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." (1 Peter 2:9)
"You are .. holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession."  (Deuteronomy 14:2)
Everybody’s a celebrity in somebody’s eyes.
The high-profile, obvious ones might be athletes,...

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