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Do you Need Encouragement Today?

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Words of Encouragement Go a Long Way!

2 Corinthians 1:4 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 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and gave us everlasting consolation and encouragement and well-founded hope through [His] grace (unmerited favor), 17Comfort and encourage your hearts and strengthen them [make them steadfast and keep them unswerving] in every good work and word.

(before reading today's reflection, take a moment to watch the video below)

Reflection: Yesterday I spoke with a woman, who I only knew by name, she spoke a word into my life regarding the plan that God has for my life! God used her to bring encouragement & confirm what was already resonating in my spirit! I want to ask you today, do you need encouragement? Have you found yourself perhaps like the young girl in the video (see below), exhausted, having little strength or courage, but determined to finish your heavenly race? Perhaps you’ve believed for something for so long, like Sarah & Abraham did, for a child, that everything in the natural looks like it will never happen!

I’ve been there & I’m sure many of my readers today have to. Even if no one else will encourage you, know that you can lift your voice up to the Lord & he will hear you, comfort you and encourage you to pursue the plan & purpose that he has for your life. Perhaps like me, he’ll send a total stranger into your life who will confirm and encourage you to continue to pursue your dreams and never give up!

Are you willing to sow encouragement into someone else life today? The Lord reminded me that as I go about and preach the gospel that I’ve taken the time to listen & encourage others. Sometimes they need prayer, other times they need someone to listen, and sometimes they just want to know that they have value & worth in this throwaway society. One woman was so discouraged that she could not get the victory in her addiction to alcohol. When she told me she had been sober for a week, I encouraged her, to say that is progress! Then she quickly told me how she knew it would only be a matter of time before she had to face that addiction again and choose not to drink.

I prayed with this woman, that God would deliver her from that spirit of addiction. I prayed that He would keep her strong, and continue to give her victory each day! I prayed that God, through the Holy Spirit, would enable her to choose not to drink when the desire came. She thanked me with tears in her eyes and said God knew just who to send to me today to encourage me! I told her that I was glad that I could encourage her today! Oh, I want you to know, that this woman was already a Christian! Christian's face the same challenges in life that non-Christians do! The only difference is that we have the comforter, the counselor, the mentor, the teacher & intercessory, known as the Holy Spirit, cheering us on & giving us strength to overcome everything we face in life, & finish our heavenly race.

So take a moment today to encourage someone, stop & talk to a total stranger, listen to them, & pray for them if they need prayer. But most of all never forget to tell them about the one who can encourage them daily..JESUS!

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