The Power of Little Things

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

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Fear Is An Option

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


"Fear Is an Option"
Feed your fears, and your faith will starve.
Feed your faith, and your fears will starve!
That's what Jeremiah did. He said:  "I am a man who has seen affliction under the rod of his [the LORD's] wrath; he has driven and brought me into darkness without any light; surely against me he turns his hand again and again the whole day long." ( Lamentations 3:1 ESV).   Jerusalem had been under siege. When the city fell and was utterly...

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Integrity

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


Integrity
"Vindicate me, OF LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth." (Psalm 26:1-3)
Two outs, bottom of the ninth, behind by one run, Ryan's right foot was pressed to the front edge of the third base bag. Every muscle in his eleven-year-old body was flexed,...

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The Gift of Stillness

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

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Break My Heart For What Breaks Yours

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

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The Guarantee of Redemption

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


The Guarantee of Redemption
"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit."  (Ephesians 1:13)
The transaction of redemption is legitimized when Paul says in Ephesians 1:13 that believers are "sealed with the promised Holy Spirit" (RSV). (In Paul's time, a seal was used to confirm that an object or a document was genuine and/or to mark a thing...

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Where Does It Go?

Posted Sep 15th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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The Bigger Picture

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


The Bigger Picture
Leith Anderson shared a story about when he was a boy. He grew up outside of New York City and was an avid fan of the old Brooklyn Dodgers.  One day, his father took him to a World Series game between the Dodgers and the Yankees. He was so excited, and he just knew the Dodgers would trounce the Yankees. Unfortunately, not a single Dodger ever got on base and his excitement was shattered.
Years later, he was engrossed in...

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He's Interested

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


He’s Interested
"Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you."  1 Peter 5:7
So nobody seemed to care if you changed jobs or not. And nobody said much to affirm your new project venture. As you poured out your feelings in what you thought was a safe place, you found she wasn’t all that interested.
He is interested.
Maybe there weren't many calls or notes from people who commented on your promotion, or sympathized in the loss of a...

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When the Opportunity Opens Up

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

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Knocking Them Down

Posted Sep 9th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Knocking Them Down
A young man who was an All-American football player in college went back to his alma mater as an assistant coach. One of his main responsibilities in his new job would be to go out and scout and recruit players for his college team.
Before he made his first recruiting trip, he went in to visit with the head coach, the same coach for whom he had played when he was there in college some years before. The head...

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What Is Your Reaction to the Works of God?

Posted Sep 8th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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God Owns My Business

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


Labor Day Devotional: God Owns My Business
 
"So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? (Luke 16:11).
 
Although he was an innovator in the reclamation of silver in the photographic process, Stanley Tam of Lima, Ohio, is best known for his commitment to Jesus Christ. A large sign adorning the home of United States Plastic Corporation proclaims "Christ Is the Answer," and Tam's widely read book, God Owns My Business, describes how he...

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Expectant Prayer

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


Expectant Prayer 
As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the townspeople's way of life.
As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain.
Many people arrived. The pastor greeted most of them as they filed in. As he walked to the front of the church to officially begin the...

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I Hate to Wait

Posted Sep 2nd, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration

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