Take Heart

Posted Yesterday, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Take Heart
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD." (Psalm 31:24)
When we are in the midst of an assignment from God and we cannot see past our present situation, it is easy to fear, to doubt, to want to give up. Take heart fellow Christians; God sees past...

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Holy Ground

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


Holy Ground
I was reading about Moses the other day and his adventures between leaving Egypt and going back to confront Pharaoh to free the Israelites.
 
Seemingly out of nowhere, God appears in a burning bush and talks to Moses. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire, it did not burn up. So Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange...

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The Father's Love Letter

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


The Father's Love Letter
My Child.
You may not know me, but I know everything about you...  Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up...  Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways...  Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered...  Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image...  Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being...  Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring...  Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived...  Jeremiah...

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The Voice

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


The Voice
"He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out...He goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice." (John 10:3-4)
We were sitting around rehashing football games, slumber parties, teachers, and who went steady with whom. Yup, we were getting ready for another class reunion.
The last time we had one, I remember thinking that the guys had definitely changed more than the girls, especially in the hair department! I recall looking at...

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How to Pray For Your Children

Posted May 11th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN
1. Pray that NOTHING hinders your child from accepting Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior early in life. (Matthew 19:14)
2. Pray that your child learns to know God and will have a deep desire to do God's will for his/her life. (Psalms 119:27,30,34,35).
3. Pray that your child hears stories from the Bible that will be a basis for his/her decisions throughout their life. (Ecclesiastes 12:1, Psalms 71:17).
4. Pray that your child will develop a...

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A Good Name

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


A Good Name
“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)
There are two days in our lives when our name is prominent: the day we receive our name at birth, and the day our name appears in the obituary column. What happens between those two determines whether our name is a lovely ointment ... or a foul stench.
 
The late Bill Bright, founder and president of Campus Crusade for Christ,...

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Mother's Day Tribute

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


Mother's Day Tribute
"Her children rise up and call her blessed......." (Proverbs 31:28)
She dreamed of you from the time she was a little girl cradling a baby doll in her arms. She always saw you playing around the little cottage in her childhood dreams. She carried you in her body and you made her sick every morning for weeks and weeks. She bore you into the world through intense pain but when she heard you cry and saw your winkled face...

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A Very Personal Tribute

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


A Very Personal Tribute
by David Langerfeld
She’s 99 years old and she remembers the names, hometowns and family members of every person of her retirement facility. All the staff and fellow residents call her a "ray of sunshine" and her smile lights up the room. She is a blessing to everyone she meets and my brother, sister and I are blessed to call her mother.
She is a godly woman who will gently place her hands on her grandchildren when they sit...

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Don't Drop the Baton

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


Don’t Drop The Baton
In the 1988 Olympics, the world assumed that the United States would be victorious in the 400-meter relay. They simply were the best.
The gun sounded and they were off and running. After the last curve, the unthinkable happened. The United States was ahead by 10 meters with no real competition in sight. And then, with victory in their grasp, it happened. They dropped the baton.
The thousands in the stands gasped in disbelief. The United States team -...

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God's Timetable

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


God's Timetable
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts". (Isaiah 55:8-9)
I heard a story which illustrates how we often confuse God's timing with ours. A country newspaper had been running a series of articles on the value of church attendance.
One day, a letter to the editor was received in...

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The Lesson of the Coffee Bean

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


THE LESSON OF THE COFFEE BEAN
A daughter complained to her father about how hard things were for her."As soon as I solve one problem," she said, "another one comes up. I'm tired of struggling."
Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen where he filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In one he placed carrots, in the second, eggs, and in the last, ground coffee beans. He...

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A Place of Nothingness

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


A Place of Nothingness
"Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations.   I  will be exalted in the earth." (Psalm 46:10)
 
Do you find yourself in a place of nothingness? There is a time and place in our walk with God in which He sets us in a place of isolation and waiting. It is a place in which all past experiences are of no value. It is a time of such stillness that it can...

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Looking In the Mirror

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


LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, "Surely I can't look that old?"  I love this story that has been widely circulated:
I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS diploma, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 37 years ago. Could...

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How Is Your Joy Quotient?

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


How's Your Joy Quotient?
"Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength" (Neh 8:10).
One of the overriding evidences that someone has a genuine relationship with our living Savior is their consistent attitude of joy and outlook on life. A follower of Jesus should not be a person who always looks at life as if the glass is half empty. Instead, we should be the most positive people on earth. We should see opportunity in the midst of...

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You Have Circled This Mountain Long Enough

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


We have had multiple requests to post this devotional once again.  Be Blessed!
You Have Circled This Mountain Long Enough
"You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north." (Deuteronomy 2:3)
Listen to this wonderful challenge from Ruth Graham...    "Either we can be victimized and become victims, or we can be victimized and rise above it.  Often it is easier to play the victim than take off our masks and ask for help.  We get comfortable with our victim status. It becomes...

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