Posts tagged ‘encouragement’

April 12, 2011

Praise the Lord

God is good! All the time! I got a job and start next monday.

So thankful I am for God’s perfect timing of this job. I believe that when His timing is right that I would find a job and I have.

I feel like Jars of Clay found in Isaiah 64:8 “Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand”

I believe I would find a job, just in His timing. I didn’t want to lose my last job, but that really wasn’t up to me. I didn’t want to be out of work, but again, it wasn’t up to me. A pattern begins. So, I had to work through this time and wait upon the Lord to make this happen.  Very glad it has happened finally and although it’s been a long 4 months, I know that it can always be worse and with a longer wait.

I still know many folks who are looking for jobs and have been out of work longer than I have and I’m going to continue to pray for y’all! I know how hard it is and I think I am more understanding and empathetic to your plight and situation, having gone through this myself.

I encourage all of you to continue to seek the Lord. Keep praying, stay focused and your eyes on the prize. Volunteer and be active in something your passionate about like I have been. That seemed to help a lot. Giving back even though you don’t have finances, you have time and there are many people who can use your time, don’t waste it.

Prayer:

Thank you Lord for your provision. Thank you for being a good Father to all your children and knowing that you always take care of your children in the good times and hard times. Your always faithful and you will never leave us nor forsake us. Thank you for your promises. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

September 28, 2010

Using your Talents

To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability – Matthew 25:15

In SS class this past Sunday we discussed the Parable of the Talents.  2 of the 3 people used their talent and doubled it’s worth and 1 hid his talent and never used it out of fear.  The 2 that used their talents were blessed and given high praise while the 3rd was given scorn and cast out where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.

I thought about this scripture before and it hit me then as it hits me today. How important it is to give back what you have been blessed with(For it is better to give than to receive.)  How important it is to leave a legacy of good after you leave this planet.  To use the gifts God Almighty has given you while you are here on earth.  To share and not be stingy and greedy.  To smile and encourage someone.  To leave loving impressions on people and to leave people in a better state than when you met them.

I don’t think life is meant to be a huge riddle or some hard quiz.  I think it is simple in lots of ways. The problem is us.  I think we let the world jade us to points of forgetfulness.  Where we forget to smile.  Forget to love and give and share and say “Thank You” 

We must not be conformed to this world(Romans 12:2), but be transformed by the renewing of our minds in Christ Jesus. 

If we keep our eyes on the prize(Jesus) then I think we will be able to conquer anything that comes our way. I truly believe this. 

Life isn’t easy or fair.  But, to know that God himself is on our side.  To know that the creator of the Universe loves you & me and wants the best for us.  How comforting is that to know?  I know it gives me joy and happiness.  I know that no matter what happens, God loves me…Period!

We all get caught up in the daily grind.  I do too.  But, it doesn’t take me long to snap real quick and know that God is right beside me and that’s when I pray to Him and thank Him for where I am and what He has done for me and where He has brought me from.

I always pray.  I keep praying.  And no matter what God is right there listening and loving on me, wholeheartedly. 

For He will never leave you nor forsake you – Hebrews 13:5

I know this to be true.  I have burned these scriptures upon my heart.  There is no lie the devil can tell me because God Himself has promised me these things and I don’t need a book in hand to remind me, for I have burned these verses upon my heart.

Take this word of encouragement from me today.  Be bold in the Lord and KNOW that Jesus loves you FOREVER!!  amen!

November 2, 2008

love

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know God, for God IS Love” 1 John 4:7,8

The epitome of God is love and I want to iterate this to my brothers and sisters out there and be encouraged to know that God loves everyone, including YOU!

Blessings!

July 17, 2008

encouragement

This is taken from a real cool short book(if you can call it that) of quotes from great people in our history.  The book is ‘Staying Power’ by Van Crouch.

One of the many quotes I like, and I’ll share a few are these:

“There are no victories at bargain prices”  General Dwight D. Eisenhower

“You hit home runs not by chance, but by preparation”  Roger Maris

“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes”  William James

“Leadership is not a right — it’s a responsibility”  John Maxwell

“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do”  Henry Ford

“There is only one you.  God wanted you to be you.  Don’t you dare change just because you’re outnumbered!” Charles(chuck) Swindoll

Have a Blessed Day!