Unhurried, Uninterrupted Time With God

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

Unhurried, Uninterrupted Time With God
"Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law they meditate day and night". Psalm 1:2
A real Christian stands out in the crowd!
    their character is deeper,
    their ideas fresher,
    their spirit softer,
    their courage greater,
    their leadership better,
    their concerns wider,
    their compassion more genuine,
    their convictions more concrete.
They're joyful in spite of difficult circumstances and show wisdom far beyond their years. And they're full of surprises.  You think you have...

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Don't Tread on Me

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

Don't Tread On Me
"Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:15-16, NASB).
"In December, 1775, an American colonist (believed by many scholars to be Benjamin Franklin), noticed the increasing use of a symbol throughout the colonies, stamped onto barrels and other items, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with the words 'Don't Tread On Me' written below the snake. He wondered about how the symbol...

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He's Alive!

Posted Aug 19th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

He's Alive!
Fifty years ago this week, I was working as a lifeguard at Gulfshore Baptist Assembly in Pass Christian, MS.  We had received warnings of a hurricane developing in the Gulf of Mexico, and by Thursday, we sent all the campers home early.  We then worked the rest of the weekend boarding up the entire camp and moving anything of value to second floor.
When we finished on Sunday afternoon, August 17th, I called my mom and dad. I told them...

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Be a Lion Tamer

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

Be a Lion Tamer
A first grade teacher seated her students in a circle. She asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up. One by one, each child got up and announced, “I’d like to be a nurse like my mother,” or “I want to be a banker like my father,” or “I want to be a teacher like you, Miss Smith.”
The last child to speak was the most shy and timid little boy in the class. He...

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Priority in Your Prayers

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

Priority in Your Prayers
There is a wonderful anagram for learning the basic parts of prayer using the word "ACTS".
A = Adoration
C = Confession
T = Thanksgiving
S = Supplication
Although supplication (intercession for others) comes at the end of this anagram, supplication, intercession and petition for others should be one of our top priorities when we pray. Paul said, "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone..." (I Timothy 2:1)
There is a wonderful parable about...

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Ten Reasons to Hope When You're Hurting

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

10 Reasons to Hope When You're Hurting
1. God is truly in control.
If God is God, then nothing happens apart from His knowledge and permission. While it is difficult to imagine why God allows some painful things to happen, His character, revealed in the Bible and through the testing of generations, leads us to the conclusion that He is willing and able to sustain you during the worst of times. "We were crushed and completely overwhelmed, and we thought we would...

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Shaking the Snake

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

(Ephesians 6:13)
The more I've learned about eagles, the more amazing I find them to be. They mate for life, they build nests that will last a lifetime, and they ride the storm instead of hiding from the storm. There's really only one enemy that is a serious danger to the eagle - a snake. That snake will attempt to climb wherever the eagle nest is and attack the inhabitants - especially the little eaglets. But...

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Daniel and the Lion's Den

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

Daniel and the Lion's Den
"So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lion's den. The king said to Daniel, 'May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!'" (Daniel 6:16)
No question, Daniel got a rough deal. He was set up by jealous lesser men who wanted him out of the way. It seemed like they succeeded except for one thing they overlooked: Daniel's trust in God.
The interesting thing, however, about Daniel being thrown...

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The Sponges

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

The Sponges
There are 5 sponges laying on your kitchen counter top. Each member of your family has been cleaning up different areas of your home, but all the sponges look the same. You are curious as to what was cleaned in your home, but you can't tell by looking... they all look the same... so what do you do?
You squeeze each sponge to see what comes out. As you squeeze the first sponge, you see that cola comes out, and...

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The Discovery

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

Years ago, some prospectors were panning for gold when one of them found an unusual stone. Breaking it open, he saw that it contained gold. Working eagerly, the men soon discovered an abundance of the precious metal. With an unrestrained delight they shouted, "We've found it! We've found gold! We're rich!"
Before going into town for supplies, they agreed not to tell a soul about their find.  While in town, not one of them breathed a word about their discovery. ...

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The Waiting

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

The Waiting
"Those who wait upon the Lord, will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like the eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  (Isaiah 40:31)
"...for twelve years she had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse."  (Mark 5:25)
"While Jesus was still speaking, some men came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler....

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Theology in Five Lines

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

"Theology in Five Lines" 
God formed man,
Sin deformed him,
Education informs him,
Religion may reform him,
Only Jesus Christ can transform him."
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Jesus Through the Bible

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

Jesus Through the Bible 
In GENESIS, Jesus is the Ram at Abraham's altar
In EXODUS, He's the Passover Lamb
In LEVITICUS, He's the High Priest
In NUMBERS, He's the Cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night
In DEUTERONOMY, He's the City of our Refuge
In JOSHUA, He's the Scarlet Thread out by Rahab's window
In JUDGES, He is our King
In RUTH, He is our Kinsman Redeemer
In 1st and 2nd SAMUEL, He's our Trusted Prophet
In KINGS and CHRONICLES, He's our Reigning King
In EZRA, He is...

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Eagles in the Storm

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

Eagles in the Storm
Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to...

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The Joy of His Presence

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

The Joy of His Presence
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  (Psalm 16:11)
God is near me...
Am I tired?
   He is strength.
Am I upset?
   He is peace.
Am I weak-willed?
   He is a stay.
Am I worried?
   He is assurance.
Am I aimless?
   He is purpose.
He is present.
   He is joy.
      He makes me glad
           with the joy of His presence.
May these thoughts fill my mind today!!!.

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