WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRES MAKING DEPOSITS

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRES MAKING DEPOSITS “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”  (NLT) I Thessalonians 5:11 For any relationship to last over a long period of time, it must be the kind where you offer value and meet the needs of others. Therefore it is very important to make deposits into the relationship. I like the way Anthony Robbins explains this concept. “Some of the biggest challenges in...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE — WHAT WILL IT BE?

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

YOU HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE — WHAT WILL IT BE? “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”  (The Message) James 1:2-4 Whatever challenges or struggles you may be...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: HOW WELL DO YOU FINISH?

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

HOW WELL DO YOU FINISH? “I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line.  I’m giving it everything I’ve got.”  I Cor. 9:24 The Message Bible Over this past year you may have been knocked to your knees with the cares of life’s problems but you can stay in the race and continue to fight. “Knocked down but not out.” Seasoned long distance runners have learned to focus on endurance, not just speed.  But winning will cost you some...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: BE ATTENTIVE TO THE LITTLE THINGS

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

BE ATTENTIVE TO THE LITTLE THINGS Catch the foxes for us,  the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards. Song of Solomon 2:15a NASB As a leader it is so easy to get caught up in the Big Picture.  I Kings 22:34 NASB says, “Now a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a joint of the armor.”  As the king of Israel discovered too late, even small openings in armor can be fatal.  Even small weaknesses may result in...

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