Unexpected Blessings

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

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
During World War II, a man in Sussex, England, sent some money to the Scripture Gift Mission.  He enclosed a letter saying that he longed to give more, but the harvest on his farm had been very disappointing because of a lack of water. He was also fearful because German bombs were being dropped...

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God's Valentine

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

For God so loV ed the world,
      That he g A ve
            His on L y
           Begott E n
                  So N
                       T hat whosoever
       Believeth I n Him
           Should N ot perish,
       But have E verlasting life."
                                           John 3:16
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A Prayer For My Words

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

A Prayer For My Words
In Psalm 141:3 the Psalmist writes,
   "Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips." (NIV)
   "Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips." (NLT)
   "Help me to guard my words whenever I say something." (CEV)
Father, put a guard over my mouth when I am about to say something I should not say. Whether it is a word that is untrue, a word that is...

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Load Limits

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

"God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able." 1 Corinthians 10:13
We've all seen load-limit signs on highways, bridges, and elevators. Knowing that too much strain can cause severe damage or complete collapse, engineers determine the exact amount of stress that various materials can safely endure. Posted warnings tell us not to exceed the maximum load.
Human beings also have their load limits, which vary from person to person. Some people, for...

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Life's Storms

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

A pastor had been on a long flight between church conferences. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: Fasten Your Seat Belts. Then, after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be sure your seat belt is fastened."
As the pastor looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were...

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I Thought I Knew

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

I did not know His Love before, the way I know it now.
I could not see my need for Him, my pride would not allow.
I had it all, without a care, the "Self-sufficient" lie.
My path was smooth, my sea was still, not a cloud was in my sky.
I thought I knew His Love for me, I thought I'd seen His Grace,
I thought I did not need to grow, I thought I'd found my place.
But then the way...

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Finding and Telling

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

Many years ago some prospectors were panning for gold in Montana 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...

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God Says...

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

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God. For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has a positive answer for it:
You say: "It's impossible"
    God says:...

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If Your Face Is Towards Me

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

If Your Face Is Towards Me
Pastor James Moore of Houston, Texas tells a story about a young man whose wife had died, leaving him with a small son. Back home from the cemetery, they went to bed early because there was nothing else he could bear to do.
As he lay there in the darkness--grief-stricken and heartbroken, the little boy broke the stillness from his little bed with a disturbing question, "Daddy, where is mommy?"
The father got up and brought the...

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A Lot of Questions

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

A Lot of Questions
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace."   John 16:33
If I live to be a hundred there are some things I will never understand. Why do some people live, and some die? Why do some people have debilitating diseases and others, perfect health? Why do some have loads of money and others struggle to survive? Why do some get caught and others go free? Why do some people recover and get...

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The Face of the Captain

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

I Have Seen the Face of the Captain
Robert Louis Stevenson loved to recount the story of a ship tossed in a storm. The sea was rough and the rocky coast perilous. Danger was real and dread expectancy active among the seamen. One frantic sailor who was laboring below the water line could contain himself no longer. He rushed to the control room, closed the door behind himself, and stood frozen in fright watching the captain wrestle with the controls of...

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A Holy Ground Moment

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

A Holy Ground Moment
I was driving to work and listening to a Christian radio station when the song "I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever" came on. I have no idea what came over me. As soon as this praise song began, I felt tears running down my face. There I was, almost at work, and I could hardly see to drive because of a song. What was going on? I sat in my car after I arrived at work,...

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Living Like a Superhero

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

Today's Daily Encourager is dedicated to Judah Powell, the three-year-old son of Matt and Andrea Powell, who loved Superheroes and who was a Superhero himself.  Today, at 11:00 AM, we will celebrate his life - a Superhero who loved his family and loved his Jesus.
Who was your Superhero growing up? Superman who could fly? Spider man who could climb walls? Flash who could move faster than a speeding bullet? These were often men who looked just like...

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The Will of God

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

"The Will of God"
The Will of God will never take you... 
        Where the grace of God cannot keep you, 
        Where the arms of God cannot support you, 
        Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs, 
        Where the power of God cannot endow you. 
The Will of God will never take you... 
        Where the spirit of God cannot work through you, 

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Running the Race

Posted Jan 26th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us," (Hebrews 12:1)
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first man in history to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Within 2 months, John Landy eclipsed the record by 1.4 seconds.
On August 7, 1954, the two met together...

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