No Agenda

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

"I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!"  Isaiah 65:24 (NLT)
Literally, I had no agenda. True, many things had been on my mind. Several situations I'd been mulling over. A few people that had been especially on my heart. Some unresolved relationships that were sort of stewing in the back corners of my brain.
You know, just things... Things that are on...

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Never Forget

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

Never Forget
It had been forty years since Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. During their years of wandering in the desert, God demonstrated His faithfulness as well as His holiness. Now, as the people were finally ready to cross the Jordan river into the promised land of Canaan, Moses gave one last encouragement.
Deuteronomy 6:10-12  "When the Lord your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers - a land with large, flourishing cities you did not...

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Jeffie and Grandpa

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

Jeffie and Grandpa
Jeffie was in his playpen and he was crying. Tears were rolling down his little cheeks, his face was red as it could be. He was crying, and he looked pitiful in his little baseball T-shirt and a diaper.
Then Jeffie's Grandpa entered the room; Jeffie's little face lit up when He saw his Grandpa!  He immediately reached out his little arms in supplication and said "Out Pa Pa out."  
What is a Grandpa to do? How can someone resist...

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He Steps Into An Ordinary Day

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

He Steps Into An Ordinary Day
God’s plan doesn’t require a drum roll or crashing cymbals. He doesn’t use neon signs blinking, “Get ready! Get ready! Today’s the day I do something big in your life!” That’s not His style. God works by simply stepping into an ordinary day and saying what He wants to say.
Charles Swindoll
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Your Cross

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

The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."
The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."
The man was filled with relief. "Thank you, Lord," he sighed, and he did as...

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Memo From God

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

Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need tomake in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life.
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Or do you just enjoy...

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Never Discouraged

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

Never Discouraged
Imagine that I dump 10,000 plastic eggs in your back yard. I assure you that inside one of those hollow eggs is a check for $1 Million dollars with your name on it. Would you get discouraged if you opened the first 100 eggs without finding the check? How about the first 1000 eggs? Of course not ! You'd just keep opening those eggs, just waiting for the moment when you'd find the check.
Paul knew the meaning of the...

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

One of our most requested Daily Encouragers...
Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried,
Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate,
And the Master so gently said, "Child, you must wait."
"Wait?  You say, wait! " my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By Faith, I have asked, and I am claiming your Word.
My future and all to which I can relate
Hangs in the balance, and YOU...

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Admitting Guilt

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

Admitting Guilt
One of the greatest preachers who ever lived, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called the "prince of preachers," loved to tell this story:
It seems there was a duke who once boarded a galley ship and went below to talk to the convicts manning the oars. When he asked several of them what their crimes were, almost every man claimed that he was innocent, blaming someone else, or even accused the judge of taking a bribe.
There was one young man whose reply...

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By Faith Walls Fall Down

Posted Apr 4th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

"By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days." (Hebrews 11:30)
Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal (1394-1460) never captained a ship or sailed on a voyage of exploration. He stayed home and read accounts of others who had. He thought about what they said and let his mind march around new theories about what the world must be like. He wondered and imagined, calculated and drew maps. Prince...

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Neutral Gear

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

Neutral Gear
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." - Isaiah 43:1
It wasn't that long ago that I recall my daughter Lacey's car being stalled for some reason and me having to push it back into the driveway.  As I began to push, it wasn't long before I realized that she had not taken the car out of gear.  Despite my Herculean effort, the car wasn't going anywhere!  But after correcting her...

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The Chair

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

The Chair
A man's daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed.
The pastor assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit. "I guess you were expecting me," he said.
"No, who are you?", said the father. "I am the new pastor at your church," he replied. "When I...

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Easter Classic: The Painting

Posted Mar 30th, 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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The Story of the Three Trees

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

The Story of the Three Trees
Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods.  They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest.  I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems.  I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty."
Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship.  I will take kings and queens across the waters and...

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Pushups For Donuts

Posted Mar 28th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

Easter Classic: Pushups For Donuts
There was a boy by the name of Steve who was attending school in Utah. Brother Christianson taught at this particular school. He had an open-door policy and would take in any student that had been thrown out of another class as long as they would abide by his rules. Steve had been kicked out of his sixth period and no other teacher wanted him, so he went into Brother Christianson's class.
Steve was told that he...

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