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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Such an Encouragement




Do you need encouragement? I do! So many times we take for granted how much we really do need it. How do you find encouragement? From a friend? From a book? From the Lord Jesus Christ? From your husband? From your children?

I am so thankful for the many ways that the Lord encourages me.

  • I find encouragement when I read His love letter to me, the Bible. I fail in reading it enough!


  • I find encouragement when I am a blessing to someone else. It takes my mind off of ME!


  • I find encouragement from my children when I see them needing me, trusting me, and obeying me. Even when they test me, I see encouragement in the wisdom that only God can give me.



Lately, I have found encouragement from a blog.... yes, a blog! I happened upon her site a couple months ago and ever since, I keep going back to see the many ways that God is encouraging her. She encourages me in the way she trusts the Lord, in the way her sweet attitude shines in the face of adversity, in the way that she loves people. She now has over 500 followers! Do you think these people find encouragement in her blog as well? Seems like people flock to that because of how much each of us needs love and encouragement. It is a sad thing when we try to find encouragement in all the wrong things. It makes me want to be a blessing and encouragement more and more.... to point people to Jesus instead of all that other junk!

Maybe you'll want to go and visit her too? Someday, I hope I have the opportunity to meet this dear lady in person. I can just picture her smile! What a testimony she has!

Am I living in such a way that people see Jesus shining in my life?




1 comment:

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Hebrews 11:13,15,16

... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.