God's Valentine

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

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Good Enough

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

Good Enough!
'I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt.' Jer 31:4
Don't allow anybody but God to tell you what you're worth! That's too much power to give anyone. If people can label you, they can limit you.  Until you know how God feels about you, you'll know neither your worth as an individual nor your life's purpose. You'll worry about how you look, what others think, and whether or not you're going to succeed in life.
But when you believe...

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Don't Trust Your Feelings

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

Don't Trust Your Feelings
"'You will not surely die,' the serpent said to the woman. 'For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.'" ­ Genesis 3:4-5
On July 31, 1964, Country music star Jim Reeves and his piano player Dean Manuel took off from Batesville, Arkansas. Reeves was piloting his Beechcraft Bonanza and his destination was Nashville, Tennessee. Reeves was qualified only to fly during clear...

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Wait For the Lord

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

Wait For the Lord
Psalm 27 reminds us of the confidence we can have in God.  David reminds us of the confidence we can have that God will stand with us against our enemies (v.1-3). David reminds us that we can have confidence in God during times of trouble (v. 4-6). He assures us that we can have confidence of God's acceptance when we seek Him (v. 7-12). And he reminds us that we can express our confidence that we will...

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The Prodigal

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

The Prodigal
"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him
and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son,
threw his arms around him and kissed him." Luke 15:20
While he was still a long way off...
    the Father knew the son's heart!
He didn't say,
    "Here comes that scoundrel. What does he expect from me? A loan?
     Does he think he's coming back to this house after he's spent all my money?"
Perhaps, we are a long...

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Wrestling On Our Knees

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

Wrestling On Our Knees
"The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer... I mean those who take time and pray." -- S.D. Gordon
It all began fifteen years ago when our son, Aaron, contracted the flu. Standing up to his strong will, we urged him to stay in bed throughout the weekend. On Sunday morning I went to church by myself...

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God's Timing

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

God's Timing
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. (Isaiah 55:8)
"Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act." (Psalm 37:7)
God is in no hurry.  We tend to think that if God is really engaged, He will change things within the next hour or so.  Certainly by sundown.  Absolutely by the end of the week.  But God is not a slave to the human clock.  Compared...

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Learning to Stand Still

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

Learning to Stand Still
..."Stand still and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today...." (Exodus 14:13)
The Israelites had just left 400 years of slavery in Egypt. They had fled to the desert, but they had come to a dead end at the Red Sea. Word reached them that Pharaoh had changed his mind. He was sending his troops to recapture the Israelites. They cried out to their leader Moses, complaining that he had brought them that far...

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He Is!!!

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

He Is!
He is the First and Last,
The Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation, and
The Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the Universe, and
The Manager of all times.
He always was,
He always is, and
He always will be . . .
Undefeated, and
Never Undone!
He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can't understand him,
The armies can't defeat...

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

Corrie Ten Boom shares this true story in her book, "The Hiding Place"...
It was a church service in Munich that I saw him, the former S.S. man who had stood guard at the shower room door in the processing center at Ravensbruck.
He was the first of our actual jailers that I had seen since that time. And suddenly it was all there -- the roomful of mocking men, the heaps of clothing, Betsie's pain-blanched face.
He came up to me as...

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There Through the Tears

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

There Through the Tears
“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.” Psalm 71:20
A young lady gathered the necessary ingredients from the refrigerator and stood over the kitchen counter preparing to cook her favorite dish. The key ingredient for the dish was onion, which she did not like preparing. As she began preparing the onion, tears began to stream down her...

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Miracles For the Mistaken

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

Miracles For The Mistaken
I'm always struck by this passage. Joshua gives a command to the heavenly bodies, and God rearranges the laws of physics so that they obey him. It's one of the greatest miracles in all of scripture. In its scientific magnitude, it is an even greater miracle than the parting of the Red Sea.
But that isn't the main reason I'm so taken by what happened here. I'm struck by the context. Joshua just blew it. The Gibeonites, posing...

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The Lord Is Good

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

The Lord is Good
“The Lord is Good”  -  period!
Everything about God is good, including everything that is related to me...
   His thoughts about me,
      His plans for me,
         His actions toward me,
            His guidance in me,
               His blessings to me,
                  His protection of me,
                     His purposes fulfilled through me and
                        His ordained circumstances that surround me at this very moment in my life.
They may not look good,
   seem good,
      sound good or
         feel good, but because they are ordained of...

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The Sailboat

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

The Sailboat
There was a little boy who built a sailboat. He built the sail and had it all fixed up, tarred and painted. He took it to the lake and pushed it in hoping it would sail. Sure enough a wisp of breeze filled the little sail and it billowed and went rippling along the waves. Suddenly before the little boy knew it, the boat was out of his reach. All he could do was cry as he watched it...

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Your Value In God's Eyes

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

This is an old illustration that's been around for years, but it's a good reminder for today! 
Your Value in God's Eyes
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $50 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $50 bill?"  Hands started going up.  He said, "I am going to give this $50 to one of you - but first, let me do this."
He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up. He then...

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