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“IF YOU PERSIST YOU’LL WIN” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“We never give up.” 2Co 4:8 CEV Before you quit and walk away, read the story of how Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in just fifty-two days: First, he sought God’s help. “We prayed to our God” (Ne 4:9 NIV). Second, he protected his vision. “We…posted a guard day and night to meet this threat” (v. 9 NIV). Third, he refused to quit. “Should a man like me run away?…I will not” (Ne 6:11 NIV). Gandhi said, “You may never know what results come from your action, but if you do nothing there will be no results.” In spite of the obstacles, the enemy, and the pressure—Nehemiah refused to give up. And God honors people with such a spirit. Paul said, “Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us” (2Co 4:8-9 CEV). Thomas Edison gave the world electric light, microphones, storage batteries, sound films, phonographs, and a thousand other inventions. Here are the principles he lived by: (1) Work to obtain all the knowledge you can about what you want to achieve. (2) Fix you r mind on your purpose. Persist! Seek! The trouble with most people is they quit before they start. (3) Keep searching, no matter how many times you meet with disappointment. (4) Refuse to be influenced by the fact that someone else tried the same thing and failed. (5) Stay “sold” on the idea that somewhere a solution to the problem exists, and you’ll find it.

TheEncouragingWord.org • 866-899-WORD (9673)
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Copyright © 2018 The Encouraging Word, Inc All rights reserved.

Our mailing address: The Encouraging Word, Inc.
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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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“YOU HAVE THE POWER—USE IT!” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“I pray that…he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” Eph 3:16 NIV Until you realize the power of God that’s within you, you won’t use it. One of the greatest healing forces in the world is God’s Word, and it’s at your fingertips! For example, when you or a loved one gets sick, the Bible says, “These signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will…lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mk 16:17-18 NKJV). That’s a power-filled promise. When Jesus returned to Capernaum, the Bible says, “It was noised that he was in the house” (Mk 2:1). And before He left there, a paralyzed man got up and walked. So: If Christ lives in you, shouldn’t people feel His presence when they’re in your presence? If you’re on the church board, shouldn’t the church be blessed? You should be a change agent solving problems and helping the church grow. The church isn’t perfect. Nobody said it was. It’s a hospital, not an Ivy League club. But whatever is wrong with the church is man’s doing, not God’s. When God is behind even the smallest thing it beco mes mighty; it must succeed because His power is absolute, unchanging, and available! It’s time to “use God’s mighty weapons…to knock down the strongholds” (2Co 10:4 NLT). It’s time to force the issue by telling the Devil to take his hands off everything that concerns you! Jesus said, “All power is given unto me…Go ye therefore” (Mt 28:18-19). He has given you the power—use it!

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

Copyright © 2018 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

“THE COMPARISON TRAP (1)” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“Don’t compare yourself.” Gal 6:4 CEV Nothing will destroy your peace of mind faster than comparing. It shows a lack of understanding and makes you “behave unwisely” (2Co 10:12 AMPC). Cain measured himself against his brother Abel, and it ended in murder. When the disciples compared notes to see who among them would suffer and who would be spared, Jesus told them, “That is not your business” (Jn 21:23 NCV). Observe: (1) Comparisons can make you feel superior, which leads to pride. Remember the Pharisee who made a great show of thanking God because he was better than everybody else? (See Lk 18:11). Pride was Satan’s downfall; that’s why he loves it when you struggle and fall into the same trap. (2) Comparisons can make you feel inferior, which leads to low self-esteem and keeps you focused on yourself. You overlook the truth that “God doesn’t play favorites” (Ac 10:34 GWT) and start believing He’s withholding things that are rightfully yours. Society creates a sense of entitlement; then Satan reminds you of all the people who’ve already attained what you want, which propels you further down the road to discontentment. Anne Peterson says: “Satan’s lies have a little truth mixed in, which makes them harder to recognize. We need to refute them by saturating ourselves with the truth…it’s only by learning the Scriptures that we can sort them out.” (3) We attempt to bring God down to our level by comparing how He’s working now with how He worked in the past. Stop trying to figure God out, and trust Him! “The way [God] work[s] surpasses the way you work, and the way [He] think[s] is beyond the way you think” (Isa 55:9 MSG). Instead of comparing, start using and appreciating what God has blessed you with.

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

Copyright © 2018 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

“LET GOD BE SEEN—NOT YOU” by “The Daily Encouraging Word”

From The Encouraging Word Ministries

From The Daily Encouraging Word

“Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them.” Mt 6:1 AMPC Jesus reserved His harshest condemnation for those who did good deeds “in order to be seen.” He flipped on the spotlight and exposed every self-righteous mole and pimple. He called them hypocrites, the original Greek for “actor.” First-century actors wore masks. So a hypocrite is someone who puts on a mask, a false face, and performs for the applause of others. Jesus didn’t say, “Don’t do good works.” Nor did He say, “Don’t let your good works be seen.” We must do good works, and some of them must be seen in order to have impact. So let’s be clear. To do a good thing is a good thing. To do good to be seen is not. In fact, to do a good thing to be seen is a serious offense. Max Lucado says: “Hypocrisy turns people away from God. When God-seekers see [gospel] singers strut like Las Vegas entertainers…when they hear the preacher—a man of slick words, dress, and hair—play to the crowd and exclude God…When church attendees dress to be seen and make much ado over their gifts and o fferings…When people enter a church to see God yet they can’t see God because of the church, don’t think for a second that God doesn’t react.” Jesus was clear on this issue: “Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made you won’t be applauding” (Mt 6:1 MSG). Today let God be seen—not you.

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

Copyright © 2018 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