[references: Galatians 6:9; Isaiah 40:31]
NO ONE can take your JOY because NO ONE can take your JESUS.
~ Max Lucado
“…for the JOY of the LORD is your STRENGTH.” Nehemiah 8:10
TODAY, I ENCOURAGE YOU, DO NOT GIVE UP! just because YOU don’t SEE a way, it does NOT mean that GOD is not making a way! He WILL make A WAY out of no way! HALLELU!
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” —Ephesians 2:13
reach out in friendship and encourage the lonely; energize the weary…
God never gives us DISCERNMENT in order that we may CRITICIZE, but that we may INTERCEDE…
― Oswald Chambers
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement), Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 [AMP]
Lord, I thank You that no matter what the situation, no matter what the time of day, You are always my very present help in my time of trouble [Psalm 46:1]. I thank You, Father, that with that same comforting spirit, hopeful encouragement, and loving mercy that You’ve so graciously shown me, I can turn to my brethren, able to empathize and therefore console, encourage, empower, and restore them…
scriptures used in this note:
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 [KNJV]
“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8 [NIV]
My HEART, my MIND, my SOUL, my BODY, my EVERY BEING belongs to the Lord! I LIVE to share the GREAT news of the Gospel; to ENCOURAGE & EMPOWER my brethren; to show love [the AGAPE love of Christ] to ALL of God’s children; and to EXPOSE & DEFEAT the tactics & lies of the enemy! I WON’T be discouraged or stop proclaiming the GOODNESS of the Lord or doing His works until the day I die! Hallelujah!