Thank You!

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Thank You!
Dear God:
I want to thank you for what you have already done.
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards. 
    I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better, 
    I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me, 
    I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until...

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Thankful For the Thorns

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


"Thankful For The Thorns"
Sandra felt as low as the heels of her Birkenstocks when she pulled open the florist shop door, against a November gust of wind. Her life had been as sweet as a spring breeze and then, in the fourth month of her second pregnancy, a "minor" automobile accident stole her joy. This was Thanksgiving week and the time she should have delivered their infant son. She grieved over their loss. Troubles had multiplied. Her husband's company "threatened" to...

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The Hand

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


The Hand
Thanksgiving Day was near. The first grade teacher gave her class a fun assignment - to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful.
Most of the class might be considered economically disadvantaged, but still many would celebrate the holiday with turkey and other traditional goodies of the season. These, the teacher thought, would be the subjects of most of her student's art. And they were.
But Douglas made a different kind of picture. Douglas was a different kind...

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No Excuses

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


No Excuses
"I'm not perfect."  "I have all kinds of problems."  "I don't know the Bible well enough."  "I have no ability."  "I don't have any gifts."  "I'm limited."  "I'm just not worthy..."
Well, did you know that....
   Moses stuttered.
   David's armor didn't fit.
   John Mark deserted Paul.
   Timothy had ulcers.
   Hosea's wife was a prostitute. 
   Jacob was a liar.
   David had an affair.
   Solomon was too rich.
   Abraham was too old.
   David was too young.
   Peter was afraid of death.
   Lazarus...

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Finish the Race

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


Finish The Race
Paul was returning to Jerusalem at the end of his third and final missionary journey. By this time in his ministry, Paul had been a Christian for nearly twenty years. Twenty years since Jesus called Paul, "My chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel" (Acts 9:15). Twenty years of faithful service, and now..."In every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me"...

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Jesus Name Above All Names

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


Jesus - Name Above All Names
He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent and holds the keys to death, hell and the grave. If problems have been trying to bring you down, I encourage you to think on the Lord Jesus Christ and confess to Him that your eyes are not focused on the problem, but rather your focus is on the Great "I Am".  He is the answer to our every problem and has promised to calm our hearts and strengthen...

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When God Restores What the Locusts Eat

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


When God Restores What the Locusts Eat
"I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten - the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm - My great army that I sent among you." - Joel 2:25
There are seasons in our lives that involve times of famine and times of restoration. Solomon tells us that He has made everything beautiful in its time and that there is a time for everything, and a...

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The Rock

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


The Rock
A preacher once wrote the following illustration as an analogy to illustrate true obedience.  He told of a man who was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might.
This the man did, day...

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First Ask Your Father

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


First, Ask Your Father
"But David's men said to him, "Here in Judah we are afraid. How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!" Once again David inquired of the LORD , and the LORD answered him, "Go down to Keilah, for I am going to give the Philistines into your hand." So David and his men went to Keilah, fought the Philistines and carried off their livestock. He inflicted heavy losses on the Philistines and...

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Rising Above Discouragement

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


Rising Above Discouragement
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but when dreams come true at last, there is life and joy." (Proverbs 13:12)
"We don't like their sound.  Groups of guitars are on their way out."   This is what Decca Recording Company said in 1962 when they turned down a recording contract with a new singing group called "The Beatles". 
"That kid can't play baseball. He can't pull the ball."  This is what the manager of the Brave's Triple A team said  about Hank...

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Asking For Help

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


Asking For Help
"I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." (Psalm 34:4)
A young man found himself lost as he attempted to drive through an unfamiliar city where his cell phone would not work.  He was determined to find his way, so he continued to drive around wondrously lost not knowing where he was going. Hours passed by and the young man finally decided to stop at a service station and ask someone. After...

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At Just the Right Time

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


At Just the Right Time
"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:6-8).
At just the right time, when we were struggling with temptation the right person came to be with us....

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Correction - Friday's Devotional

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


Correction - "Eagles Renewed"
When we receive articles for The Daily Encourager that we did not write ourselves, we normally double-check the veracity and authenticity of those articles whenever possible.  When we received the article, "Eagles Renewed" (posted this past Friday), it came from a very trusted source whose articles have always been trustworthy and accurate in the past, so we sent the article just as he sent it.
 
We regret that we have since discovered that most of the information used in the story about eagles was...

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Eagles Renewed

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


Eagles Renewed
Eagles are the most long-lived bird in the world. By the time they reach 40 years old, their claws will start to age, losing their effectiveness andmaking it hard for them to catch preys. The lifespan of an eagle is up to 70 years old. But in order to live this long, it must make the toughest decision at 40.
At 40 its beak is too long and curvy that it reaches its chest. Its wings, full of long, thickened...

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The Ugly Bar

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


THE UGLY BAR
My son is a diver and works occasionally for Caribbean Treasure Hunters, diving off the ship the New World Legacy. He has handled numerous bars of silver as the result of his dives and is therefore familiar with silver bars that have been in water for hundreds of years.
He was recently working in a condominium complex in Florida. The apartment he was working in was just off the lobby on the first floor, a high traffic area. On...

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