A Simple Prayer

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

A Simple Prayer
For what I am that I ought not to be, 
Forgive me. 
For what I am not that I ought to be, 
Forgive me. 
Be with my mouth in what it speaks 
Be with my hands in what they do 
Be with my mind in what it thinks 
Be with my heart in what it feels 
Work in me 
...through me 
...for me 
...in spite of me 
In the precious name of Jesus, 
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Remember This

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

Remember This
When you wake up in the morning where does your mind go? Is it the list of things that need to get done? Regrets of what happen the day before? Or perhaps before you get out of bed you reach for your phone to see what you missed out on while you were asleep? Nothing like a list of emails and notifications to greet you in the morning. I have to admit I am guilty of doing it.
What if...

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Look Who's Here

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

Don't you think that Moses, after a discouraging day, may have pulled open his tent flap to see the pillar of fire high in the sky and said,
       "Everything's fine. LOOK WHO'S HERE."
And what about Daniel, charter member of the Lion's Club. He laid his head on the mane of a lion and said,
       "I'm not afraid. LOOK WHO'S HERE."
King Nebuchadnezzar had those three fellas thrown in the fire but when he looked down he saw four. Shadrach...

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Changing the Color Tags

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

Changing the Color-Tags
During World War I, triage referred to the protocol by which medical assistance was given. It was up to the doctors to "color-tag" the wounded, placing them in one of three categories according to their condition.
    1. One color meant hopeless - nothing we can do will save them.
    2. Another color tag meant they'd make it whether they get help or not.
    3. The third color-tag indicated a doubtful prognosis - a chance to...

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Chosen By God

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

Chosen by God
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart; as for the Lord and not for human masters.. " Colossians 3:23
Whenever I'm disappointed with my lot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in his school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.
On the day the parts were awarded, I went with...

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Just For Today

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

Just For Today!
Just for today! I will begin the day by praying:
     "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
Just for today! I will say,
     "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)
Just for today! I will not worry about my needs, for
     "...my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 4:19)
Just for today! I will not fear,

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Justice or Mercy

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

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Living For God's Purposes

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

Living For God's Purposes
"Be strong and steady . . . for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless." (1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT)
We sometimes encounter conflicts in our daily lives and tasks that cause us to waver in our focus or purpose.  However, when we live each day in obedience to what God has called us to do, things are different.  When we accept where God has planted us and engage our tasks for His glory...

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

"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, 0 Lord, my strength, and my redeemer."  (Psalm 19:14)
If it were just a matter of the mouth, I wouldn't have so much trouble...   but it isn't, and I do.
If you read the statement above too fast, you will miss its impact.  Please reread it one more time...
"If it were just a matter of the mouth, I wouldn't have so much trouble...   but...

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Memo From God

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

Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need to make 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...

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The Hopes of the Helpless

Posted Jul 27th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

The Hopes of the Helpless
"Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them." (Psalm 10:17 NLT)
"The hopes of the helpless." Interesting phrase don't you think? What are the hopes of the helpless? Help. Escape. Relief. Freedom. Deliverance. Strength. Energy. Light. Refreshment. Revival. Renewal. Dreams. "Immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine."
"The hopes of the helpless." Would those descriptive words apply to you? Weak. Weary. Worn-down. Restless. Barely holding on. Holding...

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Pecans Peanuts and Potatoes

Posted Jul 24th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

Peanuts, Pecans and...Potatoes?
"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." (Psalm 34:8)
I'm a "foodie". Not only do I enjoy eating, but I pay a lot of attention to how things taste and what the ingredients are. Last night I prepared a hot fudge sundae for myself after dinner. As I was sprinkling on some granulated mixed nuts, I read the label. Serving size 2tbsp; calories 100 etc. When I got to...

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Lord, Kill the Spider

Posted Jul 23rd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

One of our favorite devotionals...
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of...

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Here I Raise My Ebenezeer

Posted Jul 22nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

"Here I Raise My Ebenezer"
There's a peculiar line in the classic hymn "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing".  It's in the second stanza; and it says, "Here I raise my Ebenezer." Most people are probably not familiar with the single verse from which that line originated. Robert Robinson apparently not only knew of the verse but also understood its meaning and importance, for it was he who wrote those words into his beautiful and timeless hymn.
In 1 Samuel 7:12 we are...

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Ignoring God's Word

Posted Jul 21st, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

Ignoring God's Word
"But Samuel replied: 'Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is BETTER than sacrifice, and to heed is BETTER than the fat of rams.'" (1 Samuel 15:22)
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." (John 14:15)
To ignore God's Word is to put your spiritual life in jeopardy. It won't matter how many verses of the Bible you know by heart, how many powerful experiences you had at the...

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