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“Keep pressing on” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“Straining toward what is ahead, I press on.” Php 3:13 NIV Developing your faith is like taking swimming lessons. Observe: (1) Fear is like water; if you let it, it will take you under. (2) You can only tread water for so long before you drown. (3) When you reach a certain point, there’s no turning back. (4) Faith is like the air in your lungs; it will sustain you and keep you afloat if you just relax. Have you ever watched a seasoned swimmer? Stroke after stroke, he takes what’s in front of him and pushes it behind him, letting it propel him toward his goal. He literally takes what stands between him and his goal, and uses it to get there. Sometimes we despair and say, “I’m just keeping my head above water,” and that’s okay as long as you keep “stroking” and pressing on. It’s when you feel backed into a corner with nowhere to turn, that you’ve got to take hold of the faith God has placed within you and keep moving forward. Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Mt 11:12). The word “violence” suggests ferocity, passion, and intensity. You must be relentless and fight your way through, confident that God is on your side—because He is (See Ps 56:9). The waters you’re in don’t determine your destiny; they either carry you over or take you under. It takes faith to keep going. When you quit, God can do nothing more for you! So today whether you’re doing the breaststroke, the backstroke, or some other kind of stroke that nobody’s ever heard of—keep pressing on.

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RG2Cents I’ve been receiving emails from “The Daily Encouraging Word” for years and always find them edifying and inspiring. To receive emails (or snail mails) of lessons like this, click on the following link: The Daily Encouraging Word

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“God uses ordinary people (2)” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“Remember…few of you were wise in the world’s eyes…when God called you.” 1Co 1:26 NLT Max Lucado writes: “Edith Hayes was a spry eighty-year-old with thinning white hair, a wiry five-foot frame, and an unquenchable compassion for South Florida’s cancer patients. I was fresh out of seminary in 1979 and sitting in an office of unpacked boxes when she walked in and introduced herself. ‘My name is Edith, and I help cancer patients.’ She extended her hand. I offered a chair. She politely declined. ‘Too busy. You’ll see my team here at the church building every Tuesday morning. You’re welcome to come, but if you do we’ll put you to work.’ Her team, I came to learn, included a hundred or so silver-haired women who occupied themselves with the unglamorous concern of sore-seepage. They made cancer wounds their mission, stitching together truckloads of disposable pads each Tuesday, and then delivering them to patients throughout the week. Edith rented an alley apartment, lived on her late husband’s pension, wore glasses that magnified her pupils, and ducked applause like artillery fire.” Edith’s story does away with the excuse, “I’m too old to do something for God.” Noah was over six hundred years old when he came out of the ark and helped to start the human race all over again. If you’re older, think about it this way: You’re a walking repository of decades of wisdom and knowledge. So before you leave this earth, endeavor to give to others what God has entrusted to you. Right now somebody, somewhere, needs something you have, and if you ask God, He will show you who they are. When He does—get involved!

TheEncouragingWord.org • 866-899-WORD (9673)
P.O.Box 2110 • Spartanburg, SC 29304
info@theencouragingword.org

Copyright © 2017 The Encouraging Word, Inc All rights reserved.

Our mailing address: The Encouraging Word, Inc.
The Encouraging Word, Inc
PO Box 2110
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304

RG2Cents I’ve been receiving emails from “The Daily Encouraging Word” for years and always find them edifying and inspiring. To receive emails (or snail mails) of lessons like this, click on the following link: The Daily Encouraging Word

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“God uses ordinary people (1)” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“You will be my witnesses.” Ac 1:8 NIV A witness is someone who sees and experiences an event, then testifies to it in court in a way that convinces others. And that’s what you have been called to do! You say, “But I don’t feel qualified.” God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. And don’t let Satan convince you otherwise, because he will try. He will tell you God has an IQ requirement, or an entry fee; that He employs only specialists, experts, and high-powered personalities. No, Jesus said to His disciples, “You will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth.” You uneducated and simple folk. You temperamental net casters and tax collectors. “You will be my witnesses.” The one thing the disciples had going for them was their willingness to take a step when Jesus said, “Follow me.” So if you’re more plumber than executive, or more blue jeans than blue blood, you’re qualified! “Few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world co nsiders foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And He chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful” (1Co 1:26-27 NLT). So pray: “Lord, You’ve called me into Your Kingdom to serve You in this specific place, at this specific time, and for this specific purpose. Despite my ordinariness I belong to You—and You are anything but ordinary! Today help me to pour out Your grace and compassion upon others, that they too may experience the richness of Your love.”

TheEncouragingWord.org • 866-899-WORD (9673)
P.O.Box 2110 • Spartanburg, SC 29304
info@theencouragingword.org

Copyright © 2017 The Encouraging Word, Inc All rights reserved.

Our mailing address: The Encouraging Word, Inc.
The Encouraging Word, Inc
PO Box 2110
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304

RG2Cents I’ve been receiving emails from “The Daily Encouraging Word” for years and always find them edifying and inspiring. To receive emails (or snail mails) of lessons like this, click on the following link: The Daily Encouraging Word

“Trust God, and act!” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf.” 1Sa 14:6 NIV During the early days of Saul’s kingship, the Philistines controlled the western border of Israel, and battle lines were drawn at the pass called Michmash. Saul seemed content to sit on the sidelines, but Jonathan wanted to be on the front line. “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side” (v. 1 NIV). There was only Jonathan and his armor bearer, so the odds didn’t look good. But when you make a move that is motivated by God’s glory, it moves the heart and hand of God. What it requires is a step of faith. And often it’s the longest, hardest, and scariest step you’ve ever taken. Usually when Israel’s kings went into battle it was because they had received a word from the Lord assuring their victory. Jonathan had received no such word. He simply said, “Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf.” Most people operate out of the opposite mentality: “Perhaps the Lord won’t act in our behalf.” They let fear dictate their decisions instead of faith. So they end up with Saul, sitting on the sidelines. And how did the battle turn out for Jonathan and his armor bearer? “So the Lord rescued Israel that day” (v. 23 NIV). All it took was one daring decision! That’s all it ever takes. When you move, God will move on your behalf. And if you don’t move, you’ll always wonder “what if?” Our longest regrets are our inaction regrets—the things we would have, could have, or should have done but did not do. So the word for you today is: Trust God, and act!

TheEncouragingWord.org • 866-899-WORD (9673)
P.O.Box 2110 • Spartanburg, SC 29304
info@theencouragingword.org

Copyright © 2017 The Encouraging Word, Inc All rights reserved.

Our mailing address: The Encouraging Word, Inc.
The Encouraging Word, Inc
PO Box 2110
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29304

RG2Cents I’ve been receiving emails from “The Daily Encouraging Word” for years and always find them edifying and inspiring. To receive emails (or snail mails) of lessons like this, click on the following link: The Daily Encouraging Word

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