Tag Archive | Encouragement

Sunday’s Word- 21Oct12

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Isaiah 55: 8-11

Encouragement for the Moment

If we pray for anything according to the will of God, we already have what we pray for the moment we ask it.  We do not know exactly when it will arrive; but we have learned to know God through the Spirit of God, and have learned to leave this in His hands, and to live just as happily whether the answer arrives immediately or later.

O. Hallesby

 

 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

1 John 5: 14-15

 

Encouragement for the Moment

When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.

Psalm 128:2

 

Nothing is better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that his soul should enjoy good in his labor. This also, I saw, was from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 2:24

 

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30  

Encouragement for the Moment

It is God’s Will not only to hear our prayer, but to give us the best and richest answer which He, the Almighty and omniscient God, can devise.  He will send us the answer when it will benefit us and His cause to the most.

O. Hallesby

Thus says the LORD: “In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You As a covenant to the people, To restore the earth, To cause them to inherit the desolate heritages; 

Isaiah 49: 8

Called

  Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Jeremiah  1: 4-5

 

You– have been Formed  by God

You– are Known by God

You– have been Sanctified  by God

You– are Ordained by God

 

Encouragement for the Moment

We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. It surmounts or removes all obstacles, overcome every resisting force, and gains its ends in the face of invincible hindrances.

-E.M. Bounds

 

Confess [your] trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

James 5:16

One Lovely Blog Award

I am so blessed to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!  Thank you to Chrystal, who authors Learning to Be, for nominating me!  Chrystal’s blog is so encouraging and uplifting. You can read her wonderful blog at this link: http://learningtobeblog.wordpress.com/ 

Here are my suggested guidelines to accept the award:

  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Paste the award image on your blog.
  3. If you would like, share a few facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate other blogs that you would like to give the award to.
  5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen and let  them know about the award.

Here are the blogs I would like to nominate at this time.

Manoah’s Wife

http://manoahswife.wordpress.com/

FaithRises

http://faithrises.com/

Growing in Jesus

http://jenniferbuczynski.wordpress.com/

Encouragements through the Word

http://encouragementsthroughtheword.wordpress.com/

49and Counting

http://49andcounting.wordpress.com/

Please take time to read them. I’m sure you will be blessed and encouraged too.  They really are Lovely Blogs!

 And thank you again for reading Letters from Lilies… you are a blessing to me!

                       

Encouragement for the Moment

Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you.  Strive in prayer;  let faith fill your heart – so you will be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.

–   A. Murray

 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2Cor 12: 9-10