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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Availability

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


AVAILABILITY
A man saw a job ad posted on a construction site, "Handy man wanted; apply within", so he went in to speak with the foreman.
"Can you drive a Bobcat?" the foreman asks.   "No."
"Can you plaster?"  "No."
"Have you ever done any carpentry?"  "No."
"If you don't mind me asking," says the foreman, "what's so handy about you?" 
"Well, I only live about five minutes down the road..."
It has been said that "The greatest ability is availability."  It is certainly true that some of...

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Harvesters of Signs

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


Harvesters of Signs
"God took Abraham outside and said, 'Look up at the heavens and count the stars - if indeed you can count them.' Then he said to him, 'So shall your offspring be.'" (Genesis 15:5)
God had promised Abraham and Sarah that they would be founders of a great nation and a blessing to the earth.  They had kept their part of the bargain and gone where God told them to go.  They had trusted and believed.  But the years had piled up...

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The Pearls

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


This is the very first "Daily Encourager" we sent out many years ago...
The Pearls
The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.
"Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?" Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face.
"A dollar...

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Daily Encourager Classic - The Hut

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


Encourager Classic: "The Hut"
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions.
But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the...

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God Is Good

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


God is Good
There was an old man at our church who had loved God all of his life.  The man, John, walked around saying "God is Good".  He said it all the time, whenever and wherever he was. When John got married he said, "God is Good".  When John lost his job he said, "God is Good".  When John's father died he said, "God is Good".  When John's wallet got stolen he said, "God is Good". Well, you get the...

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Getting Nowhere Fast

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


Getting Nowhere Fast
"Meanwhile, Boaz went up to the town gate and sat there." Ruth 4:4
The town gate was the place in town where many legal transactions took place. Boaz wanted approval from the elders to marry Ruth, but he first had to clear any prior claims to her estate. Instead of running around, making things happen, Boaz went to the gate, sat and waited until the people he needed to speak with came by the gate. Boaz was secure in...

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Intended For Good

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


Intended For Good
Joseph's life was filled with one difficult situation after another. By the time he was a teenager, his brothers had developed an intense hatred toward him. Their hatred led to an attempt to take his life - but rather than kill him, they sold young Joseph into slavery (Genesis 37). And as a slave, Joseph was falsely accused of rape and thrown into jail (Genesis 39).
It's never really explained how Joseph learned to trust God - but he...

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Eagles in the Storm

Posted Oct 23rd, 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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Unless the Lord Goes With Us

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


Unless the Lord Goes With Us
"Then Moses said to him, 'If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.'" Exodus 33:15
Moses was in the middle of his journey through the wilderness, leading the people of Israel out of Egypt. The people had just sinned by worshiping the golden calf. Moses interceded for them and God spared them their lives. Moses then talked one on one with the Lord. He knew he could not lead...

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Jesus Cares

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


Jesus Cares
The storm came out of no where, totally unexpected and it was furious. The wave beat against the small craft, breaking over the sides swamping it. The men feverishly worked to bail out the water to no avail. The were sure they we going down. Right in the middle of obeying Jesus they find themselves in peril and where is Jesus through all of this? Totally exhausted He is in the stern sleeping! The men, sure they are goners,...

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The Right Foundation

Posted Oct 18th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The Right Foundation
Near the Temple in Jerusalem, there is a great mound of huge blocks in a heap on the Herodian street, testifying to the fulfilled prophecy of Jesus. The blocks were stones of the Temple that had been heaved 50 feet over the Western support wall onto the street below, during the destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 AD.
 
When the Romans finally penetrated Jerusalem's walls after a grueling, four-month battle they burned the temple and dismantled...

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God Always Answers Prayer

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


God Always Answers Prayer
When the idea is not right, God says,"No."
No - when the idea is not the best.
No - when the idea is absolutely wrong.
No - when though it may help you, it could create problems for someone else.
When the time is not right, God says, "Slow."
What a catastrophe it would be if God answered every prayer at the snap of your fingers. Do you know what would happen? God would become your servant,not your master. Suddenly God would...

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Quieted With His Love

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


Quieted With His Love
As I worked my way through some devotional readings, I came across this passage: The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
I thought of my life. I thought of what the passage says about God and how He feels about me. He is mighty to save. He will take...

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