Tag : encouragement
Tag : encouragement
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).
WOW!!! God delights in you and me. He even sings over us. Isn’t that wonderful?
I pray that you will journey with me to be encouraged to grow into who God says that we are. There are often times in life when we can become overwhelmed, discouraged, or may feel as though we are not good enough for the task at hand. When we have these thoughts, they can lead us down a road that is not God’s will for our life. However, I believe through elevating words and more importantly, the Word of God, we can all find encouragement in the midst of pain, fear, and sorrow. Let’s share these priceless moments with one another.
I am excited to journey with you! My heart is that you will be changed, that you will be encouraged wholeheartedly, and that your inner beauty will be unveiled entirely. I want you to believe your worth is far greater than rubies and that you will fall in love with God completely. I hope you will adore the woman who He’s called you to be and cherish others as you love yourself fully.
But God not only sings over us, he also speaks to us.
A few years ago, I was attending a week-long believers conference. Every night when I got home, I would watch Reflections on Daystar television with scriptures and beautiful sceneries before going to bed. One night, I arrived home refreshed, but tired, and was amazed when I turned on the television and all I saw was “Psalm 138:8” on the screen. I was too tired to pick up my Bible to look up that scripture. I waited, but nothing changed. I went to bed saying to myself, I will check this out in the morning. First thing in the morning I picked up my Bible to search for that reference and it read, The Lord will perfect that which concerns You”… (Psalms 138:8). I was going through a crisis, and needed to hear those words, so I cried. God spoke to me and He can speak to you with words that can change your life, as he did me.
Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Your past does not dictate your future. Jesus died for your future. You may not know Him very well, child of God, but He knows everything about you. He is familiar with all your ways. He knew you even before you were conceived. He has instructed you in the way you should go and has guided you with His eye. Even though your afflictions and troubles have been many, He has never left you nor forsaken you. Your trials and troubles have been designed to draw you away from the world, and to lead you to a closer walk with Him. They have been designed to make you stronger, more stable, and to equip you to serve Him better.
He wants you to have a strong faith which is tested and proven and brings glory to His name.
Even now He works all things according to His own will to ensure that all things work together for good to you. Philippians 4:13 says: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” You can also claim, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Do not allow your past to dictate your future and trust that God has your future in His hands. He is ready to rejoice over you, His child, as you fulfill His calling on your life.
Don’t miss our next POP Chat, July 29th on ZOOM at 6:30 p.m.. Dr. Lynnette Simm will be teaching about “How to Find Your Peace” and Renee Rollins will lead our worship for this beautiful one-hour of fellowship. Here’s the link to sign up: https://share.hsforms.com/15bHBupdrTBugXxD9Y8Q_MQ3jo4z
Today has been a very hard day. In fact the last few days have been very hard, very emotional, and very overwhelming. normally I would label these days as “blue days.” However, I don’t think it’s because I am feeling depressed, due to my chemical imbalance that I have struggled with my whole life; rather, I’m depressed with what is going on all around us. There seems to be a constant strain over communication with pretty much everybody. So because of that I am not going to write a blog. Instead I’m going to share music.
Here are some songs that I hope will bring you hope, strength, faith, and love.
First look up David Dunn’s song Starting Now.
Then look up TobyMac’s song, Move (Keep Walking).
Look up Zack Williams’s song (with Dolly Parton) There Was Jesus.
And just for fun, Electric Light Orchestra’s Mr. Blue Sky.
Finally, a simple, straight forward song about love. The Beatles’ All You Need is Love.
My hope is with these songs you have your day brightened, you mood lifted, and your heart opened to what the new day holds. Only God knows each day, but we know HIM, so Everything’s Gonna be Alright. (Yes, I went there with some Bob Marley)