WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: BELIEVE THE DREAM

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

It has been said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  And Benjamin Mayes says, “It is not a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled but it is a calamity not to dream.”  The world is filled with dream crushers and idea killers.  Why?  Some people without dreams of their own hate to see others pursuing theirs. Perhaps others have dragged you down in your life.  Perhaps you have been discouraged from...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: STANDING STRONG AGAINST THE ODDS

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.  Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.  Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: FITTING INTO HIS STEPS

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.” (NAS) Proverbs 16:9 (New American Standard Bible) Perhaps you got up this morning and left your house with a plan but you needed the Lord to direct your steps.  But sometimes we struggle with that, don’t we?  When you say, “Direct my steps,” you are saying, “Lord, I want my plans to fit into your plans.  Lord, I have been trying to be more...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: YOU MAY HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK

Posted on Aug 8, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.  Amen.”  (NAS) Ephesians 3:20-21 The Message Bible reads, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!  He does it not by pushing us around but by working within...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: STEP UP, TAKE ACTION

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

STEP UP, TAKE ACTION “If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?  Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” (New Living Translation) I John 3:17-18 Psalm 22:24 tells us that God honors the poor in two ways.  First of all, He does not ignore their need, their suffering.  Verse 24 says, “For He...

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